United States President Barack Obama Was A Harvard Graduate, TooBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
Not only is he the current president of the United States of America, he is also known as an educated man.
He graduated from Columbia University and also from Harvard Law School. Did you know that he was the president of the Harvard Law Review? Apparently, according to The Richest, being the president is in his blood!
He was a civil rights attorney before he entered politics. In the education field, he also became a professor at the University of Chicago Law school. It was only in 2004 that he gave up a non-political life.
Now, he is the 44th president of the United States and the first African American to hold office.
He was born in Hawaii, a place rich in culture and diversity. It was particularly opportuned for him, as he has parents from two different cultures. When he was a child, he attended the Punahou School in Hawaii with the aid of a scholarship. Punahou is a private college preparatory school. There he studied from the fifth grade up until high school in 1979. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles. There he enrolled at Occidental College in 1979. He took some time off to visit his mother in Indonesia. In 1981, he transferred as a junior student to Columbia College, Columbia University in New York City. He majored in political science and specialized in International Relations. In 1983, he graduated. But it was in Harvard Law School in 1988 where he made his mark in law and politics.
In his tenure as the current U.S president, his main goal is to always pursue affordable healthcare for all Americans. He still continues to do so and urges all states to provide such benefits to the American people. He hopes to have this agenda fulfilled before his term ends.
The video below shows President Obama's commencement address at Harvard University: