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163 Obama came to UIS in 1998 for interview with professor

Posted on September 1st, 2013

When Barack Obama was in his second year as an Illinois state senator in 1998, he came to UIS to be interviewed by political scientist Jack Van Der Slik. He was still six years away from being elected a U.S. senator. Watch the entire interview here.

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