President Barack Hussein Obama’s early years were a complicated mix. His Kansas-born mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, met his Kenyan father, Barack Obama — the University of Hawaii’s first African student — in a Russian class. Their marriage was of short duration after which father and son had very little contact.
She then had a brief marriage with Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian student. Together they had a daughter, Maya. In 1966 the family moved to Jakarta. The San Francisco Chronicle provides an interesting glimpse into her unconventional life.
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