“Only John Lewis could compel three living American presidents to come to this house of God to celebrate his life.”
Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor Raphael Warnock introduces former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama at the funeral for Rep. John Lewis
In This Story: Barack Obama
Barack Obama is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.
Obama left office in January 2017 and continues to reside in Washington, D.C.