Biographical information on Michelle Obama

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Posted: Aug 18, 2012 11:23 AM
Biographical information on Michelle Obama

NAME — Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama.

AGE-BIRTH DATE-LOCATION — 48; Jan. 17, 1964 in Chicago.

EXPERIENCE — First lady of the United States, 2009-present; executive vice president for community and external affairs, University of Chicago Hospitals, 2005-2008; executive director for community affairs, University of Chicago Hospitals, 2002-2005; associate dean of student services, University of Chicago, 1996-2002; founding executive director, Public Allies Chicago, 1993-1996; assistant commissioner of planning and development, city of Chicago, 1992-1993; assistant to the mayor, city of Chicago, 1991-1992; associate attorney, Sidley & Austin, 1988-1991.

EDUCATION — Bachelor's degree, sociology, Princeton University, 1985; law degree, Harvard University, 1988.

FAMILY — Husband, President Barack Obama; daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11.

QUOTE — "We want to restore that basic middle-class security for our families, because we believe that folks shouldn't go bankrupt because someone gets sick; that folks shouldn't lose their home because someone loses a job. Not in America. We believe ... that responsibility should be rewarded, that hard work should pay off. We believe that everyone should do their fair share but play by the same rules."