The Peabody Award‑winning series profiling the men who have served as chief executive of the United States.

March 1999 - December 1999

44th President - Barack Obama
Born: August 4, 1961

  • Personal
  • First Lady: Michelle Robinson Obama
  • Children: 2
  • Education Level: Graduate
  • School Attended: Occidental College, Columbia University, Harvard University
  • Profession: Attorney
  • Public Service
  • Dates of Presidency: January 20, 2009 - Present
  • # of Terms: 2
  • Vice President: Joe Biden
  • Party: Democratic
  • Senator: Illinois (2005-2008)
  • State Senator: Illinois (1997-2005)
  • Did You Know?
  • He was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
  • He lived in Indonesia for several years as a child

About This Series

The Peabody Award-winning series profiles the men who have served as chief executive of the United States. This website, created as a companion to C-SPAN's 20th anniversary television series, provides an in-depth look at each of the presidents, their lives, families and administrations.