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Barack Obama: Youngest President in Recent History

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Barack Obama's historic election as president at a young age.

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Despite this recent upward trend of presidential ages, the median age for U.S. presidents at inauguration is 55 years old, according to a study conducted by the White House Historical Association. However, on election night in 2008, Barack Obama made history as he nervously awaited news on whether he would become the next president of the United States. At the age of 47, he became the first African American to hold the highest office in the country.

Robinson was a widow and lifelong Chicago resident when she moved to the White House in 2009 to help care for granddaughters Malia and Sasha. Marian Robinson, the mother of former first lady Michelle Obama, also moved into the White House and became a well-known Washington figure during the Obama administration. The family dynamic of the Obamas brought a sense of relatability and warmth to the White House during their time in office.

The current salary for the president of the United States is $400,000, while the vice president earns an annual salary of $230,700. President Obama's biography, along with those of past presidents, can be found courtesy of the White House Historical Association. Barack Obama served as the 44th President of the United States and left a lasting impact on the country and the world.

When Aneesh Raman was working as Barack Obama's speechwriter, there was one piece of career advice the president would often share that stuck with him. Barack and Michelle Obama are parents to their children, Malia and Sasha, and their family values were evident throughout their time in the White House. They brought a sense of inclusivity and diversity to the highest office in the land.

Joe Biden—full name Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.—is the 46th president of the United States. Before his election, he served as Vice President under President Obama. The transition from the Obama administration to the Biden administration marked a new chapter in American politics.

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