The Obamas

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President Barack Obama

Barack Obama served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. At his inauguration to the presidency in 2009, Barack Obama was the first African-American to serve as President of the United States.

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First Lady Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. During her tenure as First Lady, Michelle Obama founded the Let’s Move! and Joining Forces initiatives, while also planting the Kitchen Garden on the White House grounds.

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The First Family’s Residence

“The White House is The People's House. Michelle and I and the girls, we understand that we're here for a limited time, and we're here because we have this incredible privilege of serving the American people and looking after them and what they are concerned about.” — President Obama

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How to contact President and Mrs. Obama

President and Mrs. Obama DO NOT maintain an office at the Barack Obama Presidential Library. All general requests, including congratulatory or retirement letters, scheduling requests, or media inquiries, should be sent to the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama. Mail addressed to President or Mrs. Obama delivered to the Barack Obama Presidential Library will be returned to the sender.

Office of Barack and Michelle Obama
P.O. Box 91000
Washington, DC 20066
www.barackobama.com