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Barack Obama: “Congratulations to Corpuz”

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“Congratulations to fellow Hawaiian Allisen Corpuz on winning the US Women’s Open. She makes us all proud, we can’t wait to play a round with her at Kapolei.”

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Thus, on twitter, Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States of America from 2009 to 2017, congratulated Allisen Corpuz after her victory in Pebble Beach, California, in the third women’s Major of 2023.

Barack Hussein Obama (born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu) is an American politician and lawyer, 44th president of the United States of America from 2009 to 2017, the first person of African American descent to hold this office.

The son of an anthropologist originally from Kansas and a Kenyan economist, Obama graduated in political science from Columbia University (1983) and in jurisprudence from Harvard Law School (1991). He was the first African American to edit the Harvard Law Review [1]. Before completing his law studies, he was a community organizer in Chicago. He subsequently worked as a civil rights lawyer and as a constitutional law teacher at the University of Chicago Law School (1992-2004).

Barack Obama was a member of the Illinois Senate for three terms (1997-2004). After unsuccessfully running for the House of Representatives in 2000, he ran for the federal Senate four years later, surprisingly winning the March 2004 Democratic primary over a large group of contenders. The unexpected victory in the primaries helped to increase his notoriety: later, his introductory speech (“keynote address”) delivered on the occasion of the Democratic convention in July made him one of the most eminent figures of his party. Obama was then elected to the United States Senate in November 2004, by the largest margin in Illinois history, and served as a junior senator from January 2005 to November 2008.

On February 10, 2007, he officially announced his candidacy in the next presidential elections. In the primary elections of the Democratic Party, after a bitter contest, he defeated Hillary Clinton, incumbent senator for the state of New York and former first lady, favorite of the eve; on June 3, 2008 Obama reached the quorum necessary for the candidacy thus becoming the first African American to run for the White House representing one of the two major parties. He then won the presidential elections of November 4, 2008, overtaking John McCain, a Republican senator from Arizona, formally taking office on the following January 20. On November 6, 2012, he was reappointed for a second term over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

The US weekly Time magazine designated him “person of the year” in 2008 and 2012. In 2009 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts aimed at strengthening international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”.

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