Stanley Armour Dunham
Ancestor of Barack Obama
Stanley Armour Dunham
Stanley Armour Dunham was the maternal grandfather of U.S. President Barack Obama. He and his wife Madelyn Payne Dunham raised Obama from the age of 10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Dreams for Her Son
NYTimes - almost 6 years
A SINGULAR WOMAN The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother By Janny Scott Illustrated. 376 pp. Riverhead Books. $26.95. On Jan. 1, 1985, Stanley Ann Dunham, better known as Barack Obama's mother, was living in Honolulu, where she had recently returned after years in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. That New Year's Day, she recorded the following
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OP-ED COLUMNIST; The Peace (Keepers) Prize
NYTimes - over 7 years
The Nobel committee did President Obama no favors by prematurely awarding him its peace prize. As he himself acknowledged, he has not done anything yet on the scale that would normally merit such an award -- and it dismays me that the most important prize in the world has been devalued in this way. It is not the president's fault, though, that the
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Obama's Zen State, Well, It's Hawaiian
NYTimes - about 8 years
Even at the end of his long journey to win the White House, one question about Barack Obama came up again and again: How did he appear to stay even-tempered and levelheaded while traveling such a grueling road? At least part of the answer can be found here on the island of Oahu. As Mr. Obama walks along the beaches while on vacation, returning to
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Obama Pays Tribute to His Grandmother After She Dies
NYTimes - over 8 years
Madelyn Dunham, who watched from afar as her only grandson rapidly ascended the ranks of American politics to the brink of the presidency, did not live to see whether he was elected. Mrs. Dunham, 86, Senator Barack Obama's grandmother, died late Sunday in Hawaii after battling cancer, which Mr. Obama announced upon arriving here on Monday for a
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On Perhaps a Final Visit to a Most Beloved Supporter, Obama Returns to Hawaii
NYTimes - over 8 years
For the last 21 months, she has followed the odyssey of his presidential campaign like a spectator on a faraway balcony. She underwent a corneal transplant to see him on television. She reluctantly agreed to film a political advertisement when he urgently needed to reassure voters about his distinctive American roots. She told him during one of
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Obama Takes Time For a Woman Dear to Him
NYTimes - over 8 years
In his speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Barack Obama spoke of how his grandmother started as a secretary without a college degree and worked her way up to be a vice president of a bank. ''She's the one who taught me about hard work,'' Mr. Obama said in that speech in Denver. ''She's the one who put off buying a new
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McCain Displays Credentials as Obama Relaxes
NYTimes - over 8 years
For the last several days, Senator Barack Obama has seemed to fade from the scene while on his secluded vacation here, as his opponent, Senator John McCain, has seized nearly every opportunity to display his foreign policy credentials on the dominant issue of the week: the conflict between Russia and Georgia. Only once, at the beginning of the
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OP-ED COLUMNIST; Four's a Crowd
NYTimes - about 9 years
Farewell to John Edwards and Rudy Giuliani. Guess which one is planning to devote his life to helping the poor? No fair looking it up. The presidential campaign is kind of lonely -- we'd gotten used to having a big crowd. The parents of extremely large families must feel this way when their children start going off to college. Mike Huckabee is
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Further Thoughts On Fur
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: I found Marlene Fanta Shyer's ''Changing Thoughts on Fur'' [Opinion, Feb. 18] to be a curious mixture of confusion, fallacy, rationalization and hypocrisy. I found Marlene Fanta Shyer's ''Changing Thoughts on Fur'' [Opinion, Feb. 18] to be a curious mixture of confusion, fallacy, rationalization and hypocrisy. She speaks of the pain and
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 73
    Dunham died in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1992 and is interred in the Punchbowl National Cemetery.
    More Details Hide Details His widow Madelyn took care of their daughter in Hawaii in the months before Ann died in 1995 at age 52. Dunham's heritage consists of English and Irish and other European ancestors who settled in the American colonies during the 17th and 18th centuries. Stanley is a direct descendent of Jonathan Singletary Dunham a prominent early American settler who left the Plymouth Colony to build the first gristmill in New Jersey. The most recent native European ancestor was Falmouth Kearney, a farmer who emigrated from Moneygall, County Offaly, Ireland, during the Great Irish Famine and settled in Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana, United States. Kearney's youngest daughter, Mary Ann (Kearney) Dunham, was Stanley Dunham's paternal grandmother. Stanley Armour Dunham’s distant cousins include six U.S. presidents: James Madison, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. Through a common ancestor, Mareen Duvall, a wealthy Huguenot merchant who emigrated to Maryland in the 1650s, Stanley Dunham is related to former Vice-President Dick Cheney (an eighth cousin once removed). Through another common ancestor, Hans Gutknecht, a Swiss German from Bischwiller, Alsace whose three sons resettled in Germantown, Pennsylvania as well as the Kentucky frontier in the mid-18th century, Stanley Dunham is President Harry S. Truman's fourth cousin, twice removed. Stanley Dunham and Wild Bill Hickock are sixth cousins, four times removed, through Jacob Dunham.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1918
    Born
    Born on March 23, 1918.
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