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  Obama, Michelle
<-  2013-01-20  
NameMichelle Obama
Chicago, Illinois , United States
Born January 17, 1964 (56 years)
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Feb 26, 2013 09:30pm
Tags Black - Pro-Gay Marriage - Married - Christian - Straight -
InfoMichelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

Michelle was born on January 17, 1964, to Marian and Fraser Robinson on Chicago's South Side and graduated from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago's West Loop. After high school Michelle went on to Princeton University where in 1985 she graduated with a B.A. in sociology and a minor in African American studies. After college, Michelle continued her education at Harvard Law School, where she earned her degree in 1988.

For three years after law school, Michelle worked as an associate in the area of marketing and intellectual property at Chicago law firm Sidley and Austin, where she met Barack Obama. She left the corporate law world in 1991 to pursue a career in public service, serving as an assistant to the mayor and then as the assistant commissioner of planning and development for the City of Chicago.

In 1993, she became the founding executive director of Public Allies - Chicago, a leadership training program that received AmeriCorps National Service funding and helped young adults develop skills for future careers in the public sector.

Michelle began her involvement with the University of Chicago in 1996. As associate dean of student services, she developed the University's first community service program. Michelle also served as executive director of community and external affairs until 2005, when she was appointed vice president of community and external affairs at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She also managed the business diversity program.

Michelle has fostered the University of Chicago's relationship with the surrounding community and developed the diversity program, making them both integral parts of the Medical Center's mission.

Barack, Michelle and their two daughters Malia, 9, and Sasha, 6, live on the south side of Chicago.


DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/14/2010-01/17/2010 CBS News 78.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
04/20/2009-04/21/2009 USA Today/Gallup 79.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/07/2012-09/09/2012 Opinion Research Corporation (CNN) 68.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
03/07/2008-03/10/2008 NBC News/Wall Street Journal (Hart & McInturff) 32.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 02, 2013 03:00pm News Michelle Obama: Being First Lady is like living in a ‘really nice prison’  Article Scott³ 
Jun 05, 2013 07:00am News Michelle Obama confronts gay-rights heckler at fundraiser  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Sep 16, 2012 10:50am General California Rodeo Announcer’s Racist Michelle Obama Joke Sparks Controversy (UPDATED)  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 19, 2012 10:50pm General Michelle Obama Says Obama Supreme Court Will Allow Future Generations To ‘Love Whomever They Choose’   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Feb 10, 2012 11:15am General Michelle Obama judges 'Top Chef'  Article RP 
Jan 03, 2012 12:00pm News Michelle Obama visits 'iCarly' on Jan. 16   Article John 

Importance? 9.00000 Average

Husband Barack Obama Oct 18, 1992-
Daughter Malia Ann Obama 1998-
Daughter Natasha "Sasha" Obama 2001-

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