List of things named after Barack Obama

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This is a list of things named after Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This list includes proposed name changes.

Biota[edit]

Barack Obama has been commemorated in the scientific names of at least 11 species, the most of any U.S. president.[1][2]

Animals[edit]

Fungi[edit]

Schools[edit]

California[edit]

  • Barack Obama Charter SchoolCompton, California – Qued Charter Elementary School renamed after Barack Obama in January 2009[6]
  • Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy – Los Angeles – Built in mid 2010[7]
  • Barack Obama AcademyOakland, California – Alternative Learning Community renamed after Barack Obama in March 2009[8]

Georgia[edit]

  • Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology – opened in January 2017

Maryland[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

  • Barack Obama AcademyPlainfield, New Jersey – Plainfield Academy for Academic & Civic Development renamed to Barack Obama Academy.[12]
  • Barack Obama Green Charter High SchoolPlainfield, New Jersey – Charter high school opened in September 2010.[13]

New York[edit]

  • Barack Obama Elementary SchoolHempstead, New York – Ludlum Elementary School renamed to Barack Obama Elementary School.[14]

Ohio[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Texas[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

  • Barack Obama School for Career and Technical EducationMilwaukee, Wisconsin – PK-12[18][19]

Streets[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

United States[edit]

California[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

  • Barack Obama Way - New Albany, Indiana - a section of Reas Lane was renamed in the last week of Obama's presidency to honor the fact that "Obama's stimulus plan has helped the city create new jobs and facilitate economic development." [25]

Florida[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Topographical features[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

  • Mount Obama in Antigua and Barbuda – renamed from Boggy Peak on Obama's birthday, 4 August 2009.[33]

Other facilities[edit]

  • The Barack Obama Plaza - including a petrol station, food court and visitor centre that provides information on Obama's connections, at Moneygall on County Offaly, between Dublin and Limerick. Moneygall was birthplace of Obama's great-great-great-grandfather.[34]

Holidays[edit]

Proposed renamings[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boddy, Jessica (29 December 2016). "These nine different creatures have been named after Barack Obama". Science. doi:10.1126/science.aal0558. 
  2. ^ Foley, Katherine Ellen (30 December 2016). "Scientists love president Obama so much they’ve named nine different animals after him". Quartz. 
  3. ^ Makhan, Dewanand (2015). "Desmopachria barackobamai sp. nov., a new species of waterbeetle from French Guiana (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)" (361): 1–2. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.23166.38728. 
  4. ^ Genaro, Julio A. (2016). "Especies nuevas y nuevos registros de abejas para las Antillas (Hymenoptera: Anthophila; Colletidae, Halictidae". Novitates Caribaea. 10: 38–51. 
  5. ^ Carr, Steve (18 April 2012). "UNM Researchers Find When Mates Are Hard to Find, Males Are First to Go". University of New Mexico. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Song, Jason (16 January 2009). "Compton school is named for Barack Obama, a first in California". Los Angeles Times' "L.A. Now" local news blog. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  7. ^ "Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy". Bogpa-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  8. ^ "Oakland School Renamed Barack Obama Academy". KTVU. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  9. ^ "School board approves Barack Obama Elementary name". The Gazette. 2009-06-26. 
  10. ^ "Welcome to the Normandy School District Website. ::". Normandy.k12.mo.us. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  11. ^ "St. Paul elementary school to get Obama name". Star Tribune. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  12. ^ Epa/Matthew Cavanaugh. "Plainfield high school named after President Obama | New Jersey Real-Time News". NJ.com. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  13. ^ Walsh, Jeremy (11 April 2010). "New Barack Obama Green Charter High School is coming to Plainfield | Star-Ledger". NJ.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  14. ^ "New York Elementary School Renamed After Barack Obama – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News". Fox News. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  15. ^ "Barack Obama Elementary School Now Open in Maple Heights", cleveland.com, January 17, 2012, retrieved October 17, 2016 
  16. ^ "South Florida Street Expected To Be Renamed For Obama – Miami News Story – WPLG Miami". Local10.com. 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  17. ^ Williams, Shawn P. (24 August 2011). "Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy: DISD All-Male School Opens With High Expectations". Dallas South News. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "'Barack Obama School' name change splits Milwaukee board". jsonline.com. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education". Milwaukee Public Schools. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  20. ^ Talev, Margaret; Goldman, Julianna (1 July 2013). "Obama to Join With Political Foe Bush as Africa Trip Winds Down". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Obama courts African businesses, is greeted by massive crowds in Tanzania on final leg of trip". The Washington Post. 1 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Seaside to Unveil "Obama Way"". 
  23. ^ "Los Angeles’ Rodeo Road renamed for Obama". 
  24. ^ "East St. Louis city council minutes" (PDF). City of East St. Louis, IL. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  25. ^ "New Albany names street after Obama". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  26. ^ "South Florida Street Expected To Be Renamed For Obama – Miami News Story – WPLG Miami". Local10.com. 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  27. ^ Carey, Clay (4 January 2009). "Obama to join literary characters in Florida". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  28. ^ "Topic Galleries – South Florida". Sun-sentinel.com. Archived from the original on 14 June 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  29. ^ Tiffany Gabbay (October 11, 2011). "Orlando Unveils ‘President Barack Obama Parkway’". The Blaze. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
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  33. ^ Kentish, Anika (2009-08-15). "Antigua's highest peak renamed 'Mount Obama'". Archived from the original on 13 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  34. ^ [4]
  35. ^ Rodriguez, Ihosvani (29 December 2009). "Down the road: Obama Boulevard in Florida?". Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  36. ^ http://www.ktvn.com/story/35717070/proposal-would-rename-la-street-obama-boulevard
  37. ^ "St. Louis is step closer to 'Barack Obama Boulevard'". KSDK / Belleville News-Democrat. 10 January 2009. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 2009-01-11.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  38. ^ Govan, Fiona (28 November 2008). "Spanish street to be named after *Barack Obama". The Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 

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