|born on||4 August 1961 at 19:24 (= 7:24 PM )|
|Place||Honolulu HI, USA, 21n18, 157w51|
|Timezone||AHST h10w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°33' 03°21 Asc. 18°04'|
American lawyer, civil rights activist, politician and Presidential hopeful in the 2008 campaign.
A self-described “skinny kid with a funny name,” Obama is the child of a Kenyan man and an American woman. His parents met at the University of Hawaii where they were both students. When Barack was two, his father returned to Africa, and the young boy lived in Hawaii with his mom and grandparents. After his mother married an Indonesian, she took him with her when she moved to her new husband’s native country. Young Barack was sent back to Hawaii at age 10 to live with his grandparents.
A few month's after Barack's 21st birthday, he received a call from an aunt in Nairobi informing him of his father's death. He traveled to Africa in an attempt to find his roots, a journey that is chronicled in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance," published in 1995.
Obama graduated in 1983 from Columbia University with a degree in political science and international relations. He worked in Chicago's inner city, helping church groups improve job-training, education and city services to the poor and then went on to law school at Harvard. In 1990, he was elected president of the Harvard Law Review, the first African-American to capture that prestigious position. After graduating magna cum laude, he helped organize voter registration in Chicago, worked as a civil rights lawyer, and lectured on constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. In 1996, he was elected to the Illinois General Assembly as a state senator. On July 27, 2004, he burst onto the national scene when he delivered a rousing keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA. That year, on November 2, Obama won election to the U.S. Senate by a wide margin. When he took the oath of office on January 4, 2005, Obama became the sole African-American in the Senate at the time and only the third in that body’s history.
Obama married Michelle Robinson on October 3, 1992 and they have two daughters, Malia born in 1999 and Sasha born in 2001. He published his book “The Audacity of Hope” in 2006.
The Senator from Illinois announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee on January 16, 2007 vowing to make a more complete statement on February 10, 2007. As promised, Senator Obama made the announcement of his candidacy for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President on schedule (February 10, 2007), shortly after 10 AM CST in Springfield IL (one report gave 10:13 AM as the time). On the campaign trail he has racked up an impressive number of primary and caucus wins. Exhibiting composure, thoughtfulness, a quick mind and self-deprecating humor, his debate performance earns kudos while his powerful oratory has evoked comparisons to Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy. Along with his life story which he touts as a representation of the American dream, his emphasis on unity, hope and civility have captured media and public attention.
He became the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party in spring 2008, the actual nominee in Denver, CO on August 27, 2008 (by acclamation at 4:47 PM MDT according to the NY Times; 4:48 by PT's observation) and accepted the official nomination on August 28, 2008 in a speech that began around 8:15 MDT.
Sadly his beloved grandmother died late in the evening of November 2, 2008 in Hawaii, two days before he was elected to the US Presidency. On November 4, 2008 he was declared the election's winner by most media outlets shortly after 11 PM EST and gave his acknowledgment speech close to 11 PM CST (midnight EST) in Grant Park, Chicago, IL in front of 65,000 admiring fans. On January 20, 2009 he became the 44th President of the US. Although he officially became President at noon EST under the US constitution, he took his oath of office at 12:05 PM EST in Washington, DC in front of huge crowds that congregated on the mall to witness the historic event.
- associate relationship with Biden, Joseph (born 20 November 1942). Notes: Running mates for national office
- opponent/rival/enemy relationship with McCain, John S. (born 29 August 1936). Notes: Competitors for US Presidency in 2008
- spouse relationship with Obama, Michelle (born 17 January 1964)
- Family trauma 1963 (father left family)
- Work : Gain social status 1997 (Elected to Illinois state senate)
- Work : Gain social status 27 July 2004 (Gave rousing keynote address at DNC)
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- Social : Great Publicity 17 January 2007 (Announces formation of presidential exploratory committee)
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- Work : Gain social status 27 August 2008 at 4:47 PM in Denver, CO (Acclaimed Democratic Party Nominee for President)
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In June 2008 PT changed the Rodden Rating to AA. A time of 7:24 PM is given on a copy of his birth certificate which appeared on the following websites (and others) in June 2008: in June 2008: http://my.barackobama.com/page/invite/birthcert, http://dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/6/12/11012/6168/320/534616 and http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/464/. In addition, a Los Angeles Times newspaper blog (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/06/obama-birth.html) reports that Ben LaBolt, a spokesperson for the Obama campaign, has confirmed “that that is Sen. Obama's birth certificate."
Previously this entry carried a Rodden Rating of DD with the following source notes: On May 15, 2008 at UAC Denver, Joni Patry announced that a client of hers knows someone who works on Obama’s campaign and who reports that Obama’s time of birth is 7:11 PM, from birth certificate. As this data cannot be yet confirmed or verified, we must keep the Rodden Rating of DD; however it is an interesting piece of news and does seem more reliable than the other times we have collected and posted to date. Previously, various times of birth have been circulated or posted. A time of 1:06 PM was provided by Fran McEvoy who told PT she couldn’t remember who gave it to her. She said that the person reportedly obtained the time from Obama and wished to remain anonymous. McEvoy adamantly denied that she heard it from Obama at a "shout-out" in NH as reported in the Andrew Mangino article in the NY Observer online of July 24, 2007. PT has received e-mails or seen postings listing 9:51 AM, 10:02 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:10 AM, 6:10 AM, “1-3 AM,” and “Virgo rising,” but these times have either been acknowledged to be speculation, rectification or otherwise not traceable to an original or reliable source. Sy Scholfield quotes an article online giving the hospital of his birth as the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu." The article is at: http://starbulletin.com/2004/03/21/news/story4.html Also Sy provides the following: I did find this (full article below, quoting Barack's aunt): "Mr Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961, to a Kenyan father, Mr Barack Hussein Obama, and an American mother, Ms Shirley Ann Dunham of Wichita,
Kansas. ... [he] was born at the Queen's Medical Centre in Honolulu in
Hawaii, where his parents were studying at the East-West Centre of the University of Hawaii in Manoa." Another article says that his grandmother and sister still live in Hawaii (Illinois Senate candidate says lucky to
have been raised in Hawaii, By RON STATON, 25 July 2004, ET 08:29,
Associated Press Newswires).
- Traits : Personality : Articulate
- Traits : Personality : Charismatic
- Traits : Personality : Principled strongly
- Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (single mom, mixed race)
- Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (father left the family)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
- Family : Childhood : Parents divorced
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Church of Christ)
- Vocation : Law : Attorney (Civil Rights Attorney)
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (civil rights and voter registration)
- Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Democrat)
- Vocation : Politics : Public office
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure
- Vocation : Politics : U.S. Presidents
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (First African-American elected President of US)
- Traits : Body : Race (Bi-racial (Black father, white mother))