Barack Obama

Early Life and Family

Where did Obama live as a youngster?

Obama lived in Hawaii for his first few years. However, his mother married an Indonesian student named Lolo Soetoro, who was studying geology. The couple moved to Indonesia, so young Barry—as he was known then—spent several years in Jakarta. In 1971, he returned to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents—Stanley and Madelyn Dunham.


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