Her father was a pump operator for the Chicago Water Department, while her mother stayed at home to care for Michelle and her older brother Craig.
Inshe returned to Chicago to join the firm of Sidley Austin. It was there that she met Barack Obama, a summer associate she was assigned to advise. They were married in By that Michelle Obama Michelle had turned her energies to public service.
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Inshe went to work for the University of Chicago Medical Center, where in she became the vice president of community and external affairs. Each year local schoolchildren helped plant and harvest the garden she started on the White Michelle Obama South Lawn.
Its vegetables and fruits were served at the White House and donated Michelle Obama soup kitchens and food banks. She encouraged young people to continue their education past high school in technical schools and community colleges as well as at colleges and universities.
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Worldwide, she championed the education of girls and women. Throughout her time in the White House Mrs. Obama worked to support veterans and military families. The Presidential biographies on WhiteHouse.