Knox College Commencement Address

Saturday, June 4, 2005 — Good morning President Taylor, Board of Trustees, faculty, parents, family, friends, the community of Galesburg, the class of 1955—which I understand was out partying last night, and yet still showed up here on time—and most of all, the Class of 2005. Congratulations on your graduation, and thank you for the honor

Barack Obama Illinois State Senate Biography

Years served: 1997 – Present Legislative assignments: Committees on Health & Human Services (Chairperson); Welfare; Sen. Comm. Whole. Biography: Attorney; born Aug. 4, 1961, in Hawaii; bachelor’s degree, Columbia University, NY, 1983; graduate, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, 1991; chair, The Chicago Annebery Challenge; board member, Woods Fund of Chicago; “40 under 40” award, Crain’s Chicago Business, 1993;