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Barack Obama Sr. was a native of Kenya and therefore a British subject until 1963, when Kenya formally gained its independence. At that time, he became a Kenyan citizen. More »

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Although U.S. President Barack Obama comes from an eclectic religious background, as of 2014 he is a practicing Christian. He belongs to the United Church of Christ, in which he was baptized as an adult. More »

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Michelle Obama, the 44th first lady and wife of President Barack Obama, was born on Jan. 17, 1964, making her 50 years old as of 2014. The first lady was born in Chicago, Ill., with the name Michelle LaVaughn Robinson be... More »

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Barack Obama is 6 feet 1 inch tall. This ties him with Andrew Jackson, Chester Arthur and Ronald Reagan as the eighth-tallest U.S. president. Malia Obama, his daughter, is the same height as of 2014. More »

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President Barack Obama, born in 1961 in Honolulu, is of blended heritage, with his father having been born in Kenya and his mother in Kansas. His parents met at the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus where they were bot... More »

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President Barack Obama is the child of a bi-racial marriage between Ann Dunham of Kansas and Barack Obama, Sr., who was born in Kenya. Obama was born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961. He had little contact with his father when ... More »

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President Barack Obama is a Christian. Prior to his election, he attended Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. He received some of his early education at a Catholic school. More »

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