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

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

Portrait Gallery Tour

  • May 21 - July 7, 2015(Closed June 5 - 7)Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & MuseumSpringfield, Illinois, IL
  • July 13 - September 24, 2015Gail Borden LibraryElgin, Illinois, IL
  • January 4 - February 15, 2016Valley West MallWest Des Moines, Iowa, IA
  • February 26 - April 28, 2016Orlando Public Library
    101 E. Central Blvd.
    Orlando, Florida, FL
  • September 6 - 26, 2016David Mack Center at Hofstra UniversityHempstead, New York, NY
  • September 29 - October 13, 2016(Closed November 30 - 30)Athletic Complex at Washington UniversitySt. Louis, Missouri, MO
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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.