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Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

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Michelle and Barack Obama, 1992

Courtesy of AP Images.

On 18 October 1992 Barack Obama married Michelle Robinson, also a lawyer and a graduate of Harvard Law. The two had met in Chicago when Obama was a summer intern at a local law firm and Michelle Robinson was assigned to show him around. They dated while Obama attended law school and married shortly after he received his JD. They are pictured here on their wedding day. The same year as his marriage, Obama directed Illinois' Project Vote, a voter registration drive. With a staff of ten and seven hundred volunteers, Project Vote registered close to 150,000 unregistered African American voters. Because of this achievement, in 1993 Chicago Business named Obama one of its "40 under Forty."

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