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Biography

Michelle Obama

Barack Obama
My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.

Born - January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois

Parents - Fraser Robinson III & Marian Shields Robinson

Married - October 3, 1992 to Barack Obama

Children - Malia Ann (1998 – present),
Natasha “Sasha” (2001 – present)

Education – A.B. in sociology at Princeton University in 1985; J.D. at Harvard Law School in 1988

Occupation – Attorney, Executive for city of Chicago, Hospital administrator

Firsts - 1st African American First Lady. 1st First Lady to tweet. 1st First Lady to host a Google+ Hangout.

Causes - Let’s Move initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity and Joining Forces initiative promoting support of military families

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Did You Know IconDid You Know...
  • In 1989 at Sidley & Austin, she was first introduced to Barack Obama when she was assigned to be his summer advisor.
  • She became the founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that prepares youth for public service.
  • Michelle Obama was the 1st African American First Lady.
  • Mrs. Obama planted the White House Kitchen Garden, the first vegetable garden since Eleanor Roosevelt’s bee hives.
  • Michelle Obama is the 1st First Lady to tweet.

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