Barack Obama bio box
NAME -- Barack Obama.
PARTY -- Democrat.
AGE-BIRTH DATE -- 45; Aug. 4, 1961.
RESIDENCE -- Chicago.
OCCUPATION -- Freshman U.S. senator.
EXPERIENCE -- U.S. senator, 2005-present; Illinois State senator, 1997-2004; constitutional law professor, University of Chicago.
EDUCATION -- Law degree, Harvard University; bachelor's degree in political science, Columbia University.
FAMILY -- Wife, Michelle, and two daughters.
QUOTE -- "Each and every time, a new generation has risen up and done what's needed to be done. Today we are called once more -- and it is time for our generation to answer that call." -- from his speech Saturday announcing he was seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2008.