Barack Obama Sr.
Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was a Kenyan senior governmental economist and the father of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. Obama converted from Islam to Anglicanism when strongly encouraged by the staff of a Christian missionary school when he was about six years old. He later became an atheist, believing that religion was mere superstition. Obama married in 1954 and had two children with his first wife, Kezia.
About Barack Obama Sr. in brief
Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was a Kenyan senior governmental economist and the father of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. Obama married in 1954 and had two children with his first wife, Kezia. He was selected for a special program to attend college in the U.S. and studied at the University of Hawaii where he met Stanley Ann Dunham, whom he married in 1961. The elder Obama later went to Harvard University for graduate school, where he earned an M. A. in economics, and returned to Kenya in 1964. He had conflicts with Kenyan president Jomo Kenyatta, which adversely affected his career. Obama was involved in three serious car accidents during his final years; he died as a result of the last one in 1982. Obama converted from Islam to Anglicanism when strongly encouraged by the staff of a Christian missionary school when he was about six years old. He later became an atheist, believing that religion was mere superstition. His father was Onyango Obama, and his mother was Habiba Akumu Nyanjango of Karabondi, Kenya, on the shores of Kendu Bay, British Kenya, at the time a colony and protectorate of the British Empire. In 1949, after becoming more politically active, Obama was jailed by the British for two years for suspicion of supplying military information to the Kenyan independence movement, owing to his job as a cook to a British army officer.
According to Obama’s third wife, Sarah Onyongo Obama, he was subjected to beatings and abuse that left him with physical scars and a loathing of the Brits. In late 1964, Obama married Ruth Beatrice Baker, a Jewish-American woman he had met in Massachusetts. They had two sons together before separating in 1971 and divorcing in 1973. Their son Barack Obama was born in August 1961, and later married two other women, despite parental opposition from both families. They divorced on March 20, 1964 and they were married on February 2, 1961. They became pregnant and had a son, Barack II, who was born on March 2, 1964. Obama later had two daughters and a son together, Barack Obama. He was raised in the village of Nyang’oma Kogelo, Siaya District, Nyanza Province. He converted from Roman Catholicism to Islam and took the name Hussein and became a cook for missionaries and a local herbalist in Nairobi. He continued to be trusted by white Kenyans. In 1954, he studied at Maseno National School, an exclusive Anglican boarding school in Maseno, Kenya. The head, Bowers Bowers, described Obama in his records as keen, steady, and friendly and reliable and out-going.