Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.
President Joe Biden shakes hands with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg during an event to commemorate Pride Month. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press ) On Jan.
20, Joe Biden, who spent eight years as President Barack Obama’s vice president, was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States.
Moments later, Kamala Harris, U.S. senator from California since 2017, made history as the first woman to become vice president of the U.S.