Michelle Obama, 41st First Lady of the United States

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Michelle LaVaughn Obama (Robinson)

Current Location:: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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Birthplace: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
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Daughter of Fraser C. Robinson IIl and Marian Lois Robinson
Wife of Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the USA
Mother of Malia Obama and Sasha Obama
Sister of Private User

Occupation: first lady, American lawyer and writer
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About Michelle Obama, 41st First Lady of the United States

Michelle Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in nonprofits and as the associate dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago as well as the vice president for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Michelle married Barack in 1992, and together they have two daughters.

Obama campaigned for her husband's presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008, delivering a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She has subsequently delivered acclaimed speeches at the 2012, 2016, and 2020 conventions.

As first lady, Obama served as a role model for women and worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. She supported American designers and was considered a fashion icon.

After her husband's presidency, her influence remained high; in 2020, Obama topped Gallup's poll of the most admired woman in America for the third year running. (Wikipedia, CC BY-SA)

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  • "Michelle Obama." Wikipedia, revision of 20 June 2021. < link > Accessed 23 June 2021.
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Michelle Obama, 41st First Lady of the United States's Timeline

1964
January 17, 1964
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
1998
July 4, 1998
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
2001
June 10, 2001
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States