44 Facts About Ann Dunham


Stanley Ann Dunham was an American anthropologist who specialized in the economic anthropology and rural development of Indonesia.

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Ann Dunham's is the mother of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.

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Ann Dunham's attended the University of Washington in Seattle from 1961 to 1962.

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Interested in craftsmanship, weaving, and the role of women in cottage industries, Ann Dunham's research focused on women's work on the island of Java and blacksmithing in Indonesia.

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Ann Dunham was employed by the Ford Foundation in Jakarta and she consulted with the Asian Development Bank in Gujranwala, Pakistan.

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Ann Dunham's was of predominantly English ancestry, with some Scottish, Welsh, Irish, German and Swiss.

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In 1956, Ann Dunham's family moved to Mercer Island, an Eastside suburb of Seattle.

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Ann Dunham's parents wanted their 13-year-old daughter to attend the newly opened Mercer Island High School.

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Ann Dunham's went through high school "reading beatnik poets and French existentialists".

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Ann Dunham's parents sought business opportunities in the new state, and after graduating from high school in 1960, Ann Dunham and her family moved to Honolulu.

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Ann Dunham's studied at the University of Washington from September 1961 to June 1962, and lived as a single mother in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle with her son while her husband continued his studies in Hawaii.

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Ann Dunham left for Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he began graduate study at Harvard in the fall of 1962.

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Ann Dunham returned to Honolulu and resumed her undergraduate education at the University of Hawaii with the spring semester in January 1963.

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In 1965, Soetoro and Ann Dunham were married in Hawaii, and in 1966, Soetoro returned to Indonesia.

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Ann Dunham was not estranged from either ex-husband and encouraged her children to feel connected to their fathers.

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From January 1968 to December 1969, Ann Dunham taught English and was an assistant director of the Lembaga Persahabatan Indonesia Amerika –the Indonesia-America Friendship Institute at 9 Teuku Umar Street in the Gondangdia administrative village of the Menteng subdistrict in Central Jakarta–which was subsidized by the United States government.

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From January 1970 to August 1972, Ann Dunham taught English and was a department head and a director of the Lembaga Pendidikan dan Pengembangan Manajemen –the Institute of Management Education and Development at 9 Menteng Raya Street in the Kebon Sirih administrative village of the Menteng subdistrict in Central Jakarta.

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From 1968 to 1972, Ann Dunham was a co-founder and active member of the Ganesha Volunteers at the National Museum in Jakarta.

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From 1972 to 1975, Ann Dunham was crafts instructor at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu.

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Ann Dunham then had a career in rural development, championing women's work and microcredit for the world's poor and worked with leaders from organizations supporting Indonesian human rights, women's rights, and grass-roots development.

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From June 1977 through September 1978, Ann Dunham carried out research on village industries in the Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta —the Yogyakarta Special Region within Central Java in Indonesia under a student grant from the East–West Center.

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In May and June 1978, Ann Dunham was a short-term consultant in the office of the International Labour Organization in Jakarta, writing recommendations on village industries and other non-agricultural enterprises for the Indonesian government's third five-year development plan .

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From October 1978 to December 1980, Ann Dunham was a rural industries consultant in Central Java on the Indonesian Ministry of Industry's Provincial Development Program, funded by USAID in Jakarta and implemented through Development Alternatives, Inc .

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From January 1981 to November 1984, Ann Dunham was the program officer for women and employment in the Ford Foundation's Southeast Asia regional office in Jakarta.

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From May to November 1986 and from August to November 1987, Ann Dunham was a cottage industries development consultant for the Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan under the Gujranwala Integrated Rural Development Project .

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The credit component of the project was implemented in the Gujranwala district of the Punjab province of Pakistan with funding from the Asian Development Bank and IFAD, with the credit component implemented through Louis Berger International, Inc Ann Dunham worked closely with the Lahore office of the Punjab Small Industries Corporation .

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From January 1988 to 1995, Ann Dunham was a consultant and research coordinator for Indonesia's oldest bank, Bank Rakyat Indonesia in Jakarta, with her work funded by USAID and the World Bank.

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In March 1993, Ann Dunham was a research and policy coordinator for Women's World Banking in New York.

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Ann Dunham produced a large amount of professional papers that are held in collections of the National Anthropological Archives .

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Ann Dunham returned to the United States in early 1995 and was examined at the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and diagnosed with uterine cancer.

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The ad featured a photograph of Ann Dunham holding a young Obama in her arms as Obama talks about her last days worrying about expensive medical bills.

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Ann Dunham's wasn't thinking about coming to terms with her own mortality.

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Ann Dunham's had been diagnosed just as she was transitioning between jobs.

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In December 2009, Duke University Press published a version of Ann Dunham's dissertation titled Surviving against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia.

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Early in her life, Ann Dunham explored her interest in the textile arts as a weaver, creating wall hangings for her own enjoyment.

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In December 2010 Ann Dunham was awarded the Bintang Jasa Utama, Indonesia's highest civilian award; the Bintang Jasa is awarded at three levels, and is presented to those individuals who have made notable civic and cultural contributions.

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In 2010 the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship was established for young women graduating from Mercer Island High School, Ann's alma mater.

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Ann Dunham's felt that somehow, wandering through uncharted territory, we might stumble upon something that will, in an instant, seem to represent who we are at the core.

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Ann Dunham's was already thinking about things that the rest of us hadn't.

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Ann Dunham's basically gave us all the good books—the Bible, the Hindu Upanishads and the Buddhist scripture, the Tao Te Ching—and wanted us to recognize that everyone has something beautiful to contribute.

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Ann Dunham's was Stanley Ann Dunham at birth and Stanley Ann as a child, but dropped the Stanley upon graduating from high school.

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Ann Dunham's was Ann Dunham, then Ann Obama, then Ann Soetoro until her second divorce.

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In conversation, Indonesians who worked with her in the late 1980s and early 1990s referred to her as Ann Dunham, putting the emphasis on the second syllable of the surname.

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Ann Dunham's was enrolled at the University of Washington in the fall of 1961, took a full course load in the spring of 1962 and had her transcript transferred to the University of Hawaii in the fall of 1962.

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