Since she remarried when her sons were young, they took their stepfather's surname, Ndesandjo, as their own. He became a worker for the United States Postal Service. Dunham helped raise the Democratic presidential nominee and frequently was cited in his speeches as an inspiration. Called "Barry" by his family and friends, he was sent to a prestigious private academy in Honolulu, the Punahou School, where he was one of just a handful of black students. In 2017 Auma Obama was honoured with the fourth International TÜV Rheinland Global Compact Award in Cologne. Hawaiian State Senator Sam Slom, who worked with her at the Bank of Hawaii, said "I never heard Madelyn say anything disparaging about people of African ancestry or Asian ancestry or anybody's ancestry". Ng and his younger brother, Perry, were born and raised in Burlington, Ontario Canada. [72][70] Barack Obama visited Moneygall in 2011. [4], Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama's brother, was born in 1962. He was born in 1925. He married LaVaughn Johnson. [15] Her colleagues recall her as a "tough boss" who would make you "sink or swim", but who had a "soft spot for those willing to work hard". After Obama's mother divorced Barack Obama Sr., she married Lolo Soetoro and moved to Indonesia and later gave birth to Maya. "[67] But her daughter Madelyn Dunham (Obama's maternal grandmother) "would turn her head in profile to show off her beaked nose, which along with a pair of jet-black eyes, was offered as proof of Cherokee blood. She retired from civil service as an executive secretary. [42] In February 2017, Malia started an internship for Harvey Weinstein at The Weinstein Company film studio in New York City. Ponca City was a thriving community in the late 1940's when Stanley Dunham and his family arrived in Ponca City. Payne served during World War II in the U.S. Army 89th Infantry Division. With the reporter pools, motorcades and security briefings, Barack Obama’s visit to Hawaii was full of reminders of the 24/7 job he is about to assume. [169], Barack Obama's half-brother (also known as David Opiyo Obama), son of Barack Obama Sr. and his third wife, Ruth Baker, an American. [58] Obama has often described Payne's role in liberating the Ohrdruf forced labor camp. Barack Obama (1936-1982) 3. Obama's grandparents, Stanley Armour Dunham and his wife Madelyn are another piece of the puzzle. In 1949, Onyango spent at least six months in Kamiti Prison. 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Barack Obama's Grandparents (When Barack returned to Hawaii at age 10, he lived with his grandparents.) [9], With Madelyn and Stanley Dunham both working full-time, the family moved to Berkeley, California, Ponca City, Oklahoma,[10] Vernon, Texas,[11] El Dorado, Kansas, Seattle, Washington and settled in Mercer Island, Washington, where Ann Dunham graduated from Mercer Island High School. [110] Onyango is sometimes referred to as Mzee Hussein Onyango Obama. In his definitive 2010 biography of Barack Obama, "The Bridge," New Yorker editor David Remnick features a photograph of a dapper young Barack Obama sitting between his grandparents … Her brother Charlie Payne was part of the 89th Infantry Division, which liberated the Nazi concentration camp at Ohrdruf, a subcamp of Buchenwald,[7] a fact Barack Obama has referred to in speeches. Michelle Obama's paternal grandmother (February 6, 1915 – September 17, 2002) and wife of Fraser Robinson Jr. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to James Preston Johnson (1880–1920?) [111][112][113][114] She was Barack Obama's paternal grandmother, and the second wife of Hussein Onyango Obama. The second of three photos Soetoro-Ng wants to talk about is from June 1972 and shows her and Obama with their mother, Soetoro-Ng's paternal grandmother and the … "The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics."[55]. Mercer Island was then "a rural, idyllic place", quiet, politically conservative and all white. She is married to Canadian-American Konrad Ng, with whom she has two daughters, Suhaila and Savita. 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