Barack Obama served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was born on August 4, 1961, to an American mother and Kenyan father. A member of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He is admired for his undying commitment to the American ideals of justice. On his birthday, as he turns 59, LatestLY has curated a list of motivational quotes.