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Michelle Obama Biography (Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama): Wife of Democratic Politician Barack Obama
Famous for : Being the wife of African American politician Barack Obama. She is also a lawyer and studied at the Princeton University.
Obama details : Born - January 17, 1964 Chicago, Illinois, USA / Lives - United States of America


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Michelle Obama is the Vice President for Community and External Affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals. She is best known for her role as wife to U.S. president Barack Obama, but is also a lawyer, community outreach worker, and Chicago city administrator.

Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964 as Michelle LaVaughn Robinson in Chicago Illinois. She grew up in Chicago's South Shore and preformed well academically throughout her childhood. As a young woman she attended Whitney Young High School and graduated in 1981. Obama went on to study at Princeton University where she majored in sociology and graduated with honors in 1985. She went on to study law at Harvard Law School and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1988.

After graduating, Michelle Obama returned to Chicago and joined the Sidley Austin law firm as an associate. It was there that she met her future husband, Barack Obama to whom she was assigned as a mentor while he spent time there as a summer associate. Michelle Obama's focus at the time was on intellectual and property law which eventually landed her in the public sector as an Assistant to the mayor and Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development. She married Barack in 1992, one year before becoming Executive Director for the Chicago Office of Public Allies. This non-profit organization was built to encourage young people to work on improving social development through working with non-profit and government agencies.

In 1996 Michelle Obama became the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and helped develop the Community Service Center at the University. After the birth of her two children in 1999 and 2001, Obama began working for the University of Chicago Hospitals as an executive director for community affairs and later as Vice President for Community and External Affairs.

Michelle and Barack Obama have two children. Barack Obama became the first African American President of the USA after defeating Republican John McCain in November 2008.


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For the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.
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When you’re really trying to make serious change, you don’t want people to get caught up in emotion because change isn’t emotion. Because change isn't emotion. Its real work and organization and strategy.. that’s just the truth of it. I mean, you pull people in with inspiration, but then you have to roll up your sleeves and you’ve got to make sacrifices and you have got to have structure.
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