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Ann Dunham (Stanley Ann)
The Dunhams had one daughter, Stanley
Ann Dunham (Stanley Ann), who was born in Wichita,
Kansas, on November 29th, 1942. Stanley Dunham had wanted a son, so when his daughter
was born, he named her Stanley Ann Dunham, after himself.
Stanley Ann Dunham as a third grader in
TX -- 1951
Stanley Ann Dunham's Birth Certificate
says that at the end of July, some of Stanley Ann Dunham's passport
documentation had been released to Mr. Christopher Strunk by the State
Department following a lawsuit brought against the State Department for
failing to comply with a Freedom of Information request originally made
in October 2008.
The released documents indicate Dunham's
husband, Lolo Soetoro, petitioned the Immigration and Naturalization
Service of the State Department in 1967 to obtain a waiver to return to
the United States to rejoin his wife and her infant son, Barack Obama
As usual, the birth certificate for Barack Obama was
conspicuously absent from the documents. Obama's birth certificate
would surely have been required for Obama to travel back and forth from
Hawaii to Indonesia, and it was likely submitted by Ann Dunham for a
passport issued to her in July 1965. However, the records for this
passport are lost, missing, and presumably destroyed.
Obama's birth certificate was missing, an extremely poor and nearly
unreadable copy of Ann Dunham's birth certificate was included with the
other documentation. Thanks to some heavy-duty noise reduction
software, and a few tricks of the trade, I was able to clean it up
enough to read the key information it contained. There were a
number of surprises.
By most accounts, Stanley Ann
Dunham was born in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. A handful of other
sites indicated Wichita, Kansas, and the same hospital name, Saint
Francis, one Kansas blog got the location of Ann's mom as Augusta, but
none made mention of Sedgwick, which is 21 miles to the North of Wichita
and about 190 miles Southwest of Ft. Leavenworth.
"shocker," which nobody has ever mentioned, is that the first name of
Ann's mom is MADELINE -- not MADELYN as is universally reported.
Father, Stanley Armour's usual address was listed as Wichita, even
though the Kansas websites listed it as El Dorado. According to
rumor, Stan and Maddy were never married. They certainly did not
live together when Ann was born. However, her BC says "Yes,"
presumably to avoid all of the different laws pertaining to unmarried
parents at the time.
Stan's occupation is "Corporal" in the
business or industry of the "US Army." Madeline's occupation and
place of employment looks to be intentionally scribbled.
exactly "earth-shaking" news, but definitely undermines the "facts"
written in Obama's "Dreams of My Father."
moved to 3206 East Lexington St., Mercer Island, Washington in 1956,
after living in an apartment for a year in a
nearby Seattle. The lure was the high school that had just opened and
the opportunity it offered for their daughter, who was then 13.
For four years on Mercer Island, Stanley Ann
Dunham impressed her high-school classmates with a wickedly sharp wit.
She was an "intellectual rebel" with a fledgling
beatnik sensibility that would eventually take her around the globe.
Stanley Ann Dunham's classmates, many of whom had lived on the island
their whole lives, viewed Dunham as a novelty.
"She had a really ironic sense of humor, sort of downbeat and she was
a great observer," said Iona Stenhouse, of Seattle, a former classmate.
"There was an arched eyebrow, or a smile on her face about the
immaturity of us all. I felt at times that Stanley thought we were
a bit of a provincial group."
The diversions for Dunham and her class were solidly 1950s vintage:
sock hops and sleepovers and the song "Rockin' Robin." Dunham's
father drove her and friends to boys basketball games, and would
embarrass his daughter with his noisy cheering.
Dunham gravitated toward an intellectual clique. According to
former classmate Chip Wall, she caught foreign films at Seattle's only
art-house theater, the Ridgemont, and trekked to University District
coffee shops like the Encore to talk about jazz, the value of learning
from other cultures and the "very dull Eisenhower-ness of our parents."
"We were critiquing America in those days in the same way we are
today: The press is dumbed down, education is dumbed down, people don't
know anything about geography or the rest of the world," said Wall, who
later taught at Mercer Island High and is now retired in Seattle.
"She was not a standard-issue girl. You don't start out life as
a girl with a name like Stanley without some sense you are not
At Mercer High School, two teachers -- Val Foubert and Jim
Wichterman -- generated regular parental thunderstorms by teaching their
students to challenge societal norms and question all manner of
authority. Foubert, who died recently, taught English. His
texts were cutting edge: "Atlas Shrugged," "The Organization Man," "The
Hidden Persuaders," "1984" and the acerbic writings of H.L. Mencken.
Wichterman taught philosophy.
The hallway between the two
classes was known as "anarchy alley," and students pondered the
challenging notions of Wichterman's teachings, including such
philosophers as Sartre and Kierkegaard. He also touched the
societal third rail of the 1950s: He questioned the existence of God.
And he didn't stop there. "I had them read 'The Communist
Manifesto,' and the parents went nuts," said Wichterman, adding that
parents also didn't want any discussions about "anything to do with
sex," religion and theology. The parental protests were known as
The Au Pair
Toward the end of her high school
career, Stanley Ann applied to the University of Chicago and received early
acceptance. The University of Chicago, with its reputation for
intellectual excitement, in the middle of a big city, appealed to Ann's
sense of adventure. However, Stanley Dunham didn't want his
daughter living on her own, far away from home, at such a young age.
It looks like Stanley Ann went to Chicago in the summer between her
junior and senior years, according to this puzzling snippet from "Dreams..."
"I was only
sixteen then," she told us as we entered the elevator, "I'd just been
accepted to the University of Chicago -- Gramps hadn't told me yet that
he would let me go -- and I was there for the summer, working as an au
Chicago? Always Chicago.
But, it's from "Dreams..." So, who knows if it's true.
Class Of 1960
Obama's mother, was a strong-willed, unconventional member of the Mercer
Island High School graduating class of 1960. She
spent 8th grade through high school there and graduated with a
3.35 grade-point average. Here is her
application for a Social Security card, submitted when she was 16.
Stanley Ann Dunham was issued
Social Security number 535-40-8522.
Curious and precocious, Stanley Ann was
greatly influenced by left-wing and communist
teachers in the Mercer Island High School, who had the students read
the philosophers Sartre and Kierkegaard, "The Communist Manifesto" and
question the existence of God. Stanley Ann touted herself as an atheist.
Mercer Island High was a hotbed of pro-Marxist radical teachers.
John Stenhouse, board member,
testified before the House Un-American Activities Subcommittee that
he had been a member of the Communist Party USA and the school has a
number of Marxists on its staff. Two teachers at this school, Val
Foubert and Jim Wichterman, both Frankfurt School style Marxists,
taught a critical theory curriculum to students which included;
rejection of societal norms, attacks on Christianity, the traditional
family, and assigned readings by Karl Marx. The hallway between
Foubert’s and Wichterman classrooms was called "anarchy ally."
Susan Blake, a classmate and former city councilwoman from Mercer Island
who long ago changed the infant Barack's messy diaper, said of her
friend: "Hers was a mind in full tilt."
gravitated toward an intellectual clique. According to former
classmate Chip Wall, she caught foreign films at Seattle's only
art-house theater, the Ridgemont, and trekked to University District
coffee shops like the Encore to talk about jazz, the value of learning
from other cultures and the "very dull Eisenhower-ness of our parents."
"We were critiquing America in those days in the same way we are today:
The press is dumbed-down, education is dumbed down, people don't know
anything about geography or the rest of the world," said Wall, who later
taught at Mercer Island High and is now retired in Seattle.
A high school classmate described Stanley Ann as "a fellow traveler. . . . We
were liberals before we knew what liberals were."
The descriptive, "fellow traveler," was first applied to non-communists
who were inclined toward the views of the Communist Party by Leon
The Wonder Years
So named because I wonder what
happened in the years between Stanley Ann's
high school graduation in June, 1960, and her return to Hawaii un
spring, 1963. This is
Stanley Ann's "hippy period."
I will absolutely guarantee you that
NOBODY KNOWS what happened in the months between
August 1960 and August 1961. And the period from August 1961
through August 1971 is not all that well documented.
University Of Hawaii
On Sept 26,1960 , Stanley Ann began classes at the University of
Hawaii, and began an intimate relationship with Senior almost
immediately. Dunham, who hadn't had a
boyfriend in high school, was seventeen years old and an anthropology student.
They metin a Russian-language course at a time when the
Russian language was inextricably mixed up with communism.
She spent weekends in
discussions that seemed to be, in part, a logical extension of the long
coffeehouse sessions in Seattle and the teachings of
Wichterman and Foubert, Stanley Ann's left-wing instructors.
There is conflicting information about this period. Members of the
snack bar crowd don't remember the Obama-Dunham relationship. In
report, Hal Abercrombie said he never saw them together. Pake
Zane could not recall Ann from those days but had precise memories of
Neil Abercrombie, the Democratic congressman from Hawaii, was part of
those regular gatherings and described Stanley Ann as "the
original feminist." Abercrombie
remembered her appearing at some of the weekend gatherings.
Obama was such a strong personality, he said, that he could see how the
young woman was awed and overwhelmed by him.
"She was a girl, and
what I mean by that is she was only 17 and 18, just out of high school.
And he brought her at different times. She mostly observed because
she was a kid. Everybody there was pretty high-powered
Very comprehensive history of Stanley Ann
and her son Barack --
Part 1 and
The legend is that on February 2, 1961, against Madelyn's
hopes, and against the desires of Obama's father back in Kenya, Stanley
three months pregnant, and
Senior hopped a plane to Maui and got
The wedding had
no minister, rabbi, or imam. There were no bridesmaids, ushers, witnesses,
guests -- not even her parents. And no record of the happy event has yet
been found. There is no wedding license or marriage certificate in
the divorce papers.
Huffington Post ran a
feature, "Michelle Obama Talks About 'Guilt'
Women Hold," in which she says that Obama's own
mother was "very young and
very single when she had him." (2nd
Stanley Ann Goes Missing
For the next five months -- February
through August -- Stanley Ann drops out of sight. She doesn't register
for the winter and spring semesters at U. of Hawaii. The next
thing we know is that Stanley Ann reappears in . . . Seattle, WA!
With Little Barry!
Seattle-- In August?
What was Ann Dunham, at age 18, doing at Mercer Island
(outside of Seattle) with a newborn infant for a "brief" visit?
What were the logistics of a Honolulu-Seattle round trip in 1961: how
long was the flight, and how much would the trip have cost? Or,
was Stanley Ann returning from Kenya, as some have alleged. No one knows
if Stanley Ann had arrived in Seattle from Honolulu or Mombasa. Or did
she just drive cross the border from Canada?
Were there any restrictions in 1961 about flying with newborn babies?
Did Dunham travel alone with "Barry" (the name Blake used) or was she
accompanied by Barack Sr., her mother, or others? This is an
important fact. The child's name was "Barry" not "Barack."
It is possible that Dunham actually delivered Barry someplace close
to Mercer Island -- like Vancouver.
The most compelling case for a Canadian birth is the age of the
infant when Stanley Ann appeared at the home of her high school
friend, Susan Blake shortly after
Barry's birth -- unable to change little Barry's diaper.
Blake states, in
this interview, that while Stanley was there she stayed with a
friend of Stanley Ann's mother, even borrowed a car to come see Susan.
Was Stanley Ann's mother's friend
really Stanley Ann's Aunt Eleanor?
Faceless In Seattle
Regardless of where Stanley Ann and the infant Barry were
on August 4, 1961, they were in Washington state by the middle of the
month when she registered for classes at University of Washington
using a Capitol Hill apartment address as her address. Stanley Ann
Dunham started classes at the University of Washington 15 days after
Barack's birth. Obama was born on 4 Aug 1961, and Ann Dunham
started night classes for the Fall semester on 19 Aug 1961. She was
still living at that address in fall of 1962 when Barbara Cannon Rusk
Days after Barack was born, Dunham and her new son showed up in
Seattle. They lived in Apartment 2 of the Villa Ria Apartments
at 516 13th Avenue E on Capitol Hill, and she enrolled at the
University of Washington. Stanley Ann and baby Barack returned to Hawaii
after Spring semester at the University of Wasgington.
This is Mary
Toutonghi's account from Stanley Ann's time on Seattle's Capitol Hill.
DIFFERENT STORY (if same location): They lived in a three-story
house that had been converted into three inexpensive apartments.
Toutonghi and her family lived in the basement apartment, and Ann
Dunham -- Obama's mother -- lived in the apartment directly
FROM a 3RD story: Sum 1962 --
Barbara Cannon Rusk in June-Sept 1962 "I had moved to Utah for a while
after high school, and I came back to Seattle in the summer of 1962.
I remember visiting the World's Fair, and then stopping by Stanley
Ann's apartment on Capitol Hill. It was a small apartment,
upstairs. It was after June, and could have been as late as
September, 1962. I visited her for half a day or so. It
In August, 1961, she
enrolled in a University of Washington extension
course. Between August, 1961 and March 1962, she enrolled in a
total of four extension courses at the University of Washington (records), earning
a total of 20 credits for her work in those courses, no small feat,
considering that graduation required 180 credits, and the typical full
time student earned 45 credits a year.
It was a curious academic choice. Why would she enroll in extension
courses at the University of Washington when she had found herself
intellectually stimulated during her previous year of studies at the
University of Hawaii?
It appears from the following item, that Stanley Ann returned to Hawaii
between the Univ. of Washington's Winter semester and the Univ. of
Hawaii's Winter semester. I'll try to get an exact date, but for
now, that would be around December 1962 or January 1963.
So it's fair to conclude that Stanley Ann was living in Washington during
the period from August 1961 through January 1963.
University Of Washington
Dunham was registered for college
classes in Seattle only 15 days after reportedly delivering her
first-born child in Honolulu, according to school records. Stanley
Ann's University of Washington transcript documents she was using the
name Obama in August 1961.
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WorldNetDaily research supports the conclusion that Dunham left
Hawaii to relocate to Seattle within days of her baby's birth to begin
night classes at the University of Seattle. Dunham's grade
transcript covering her attendance at the university, specifying that
"Ms. Stanley Ann Dunham was enrolled at the University of Washington
for: Autumn 1961, Winter 1962, Spring 1962."
The e-mail from the
University of Washington registrar did not say Dunham was enrolled in
Hawaii for correspondence extension classes she took in Hawaii.
As is clear from the transcript itself, in the autumn term 1961, Dunham
took two classes: Anthropology 100, beginning on Aug. 19, 1961 and
ending on Dec. 11, 1961; and Political Science 201, beginning on Aug.
19, 1961 and ending on Dec. 12, 1961.
Ann Dunham's University of
Washington transcript makes clear she obtained a grade of "A" in
Anthropology 100 and a grade of "B" in Political Science 201, making it
likely she attended both classes when they began on Aug. 19, 1961.
In the winter term 1962, Dunham took two additional courses: History
478, beginning on Dec. 27, 1961, and ending on March 30, 1962; and
Philosophy 120, beginning on Dec. 27, 1961, and ending on March 20,
All four of these classes are listed in the transcript as
University of Washington extension courses.
The transcript also
appears to document as a transfer credit from the University of Hawaii
the Russian class where Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr. allegedly first
Even though Dunham was a graduate of Mercer Island High
School, a Washington state high school, she did not qualify for in-state
resident tuition benefits because she had not resided continuously in
Washington since receiving her high school diploma.
Mary Toutonghi's Account
Mary Toutonghi, a speech
pathologist currently operating a private clinic in Soldotna, was living
in Seattle during the early 1960s with an 18-month daughter and a
husband attending Seattle University. Barack Obama's mother was
her neighbor. Toutonghi needed extra pin money, and Stanley Ann
Durham needed a babysitter. Thus began the commercial
watched Obama a few times a week, for about three hours at a time.
Toutonghi doesn't remember how much Dunham paid her, but she does
remember what Barack Obama was like at the time. It tells more
about Ann Dunham (mom) and baby Obama in Seattle. It also lends
additional credence to being born in Canada, versus Ann Dunham (mom)
hopping back and forth in the early 60's between Seattle and Hawaii on
the airlines with a baby Obama (There should be aircraft manifest
archives in a library or depository if true ...):Tuesday, January 20,
They lived in a three-story
house that had been converted into three inexpensive apartments.
Toutonghi and her family lived in the basement apartment, and Ann Dunham
-- Obama’s mother -- lived in the apartment directly upstairs.
Dunham attended night classes a few days a week at the
University of Washington, and needed someone to take care of her son."The time was available and we were all struggling students.
She needed a baby sitter and I said 'Sure,'" Toutonghi said.She watched Obama a few times a week, for about three hours at a
time. Dunham paid her, but she doesn’t remember how much,
"I remember his
being very large and very curious and very alert. I don’t remember
him fussing, but that doesn’t mean anything. Saying he never
fussed is like saying he’s not real. But I don’t remember any
undue fussing at all," she said.
Being a struggling young mother herself, in the tumultuous dawning of
the 1960s, no less, Toutonghi said she doesn’t remember many specifics
about Dunham."I was so engrossed in
myself at the time," she said.
the circumstances of a young mother living, attending school and raising
a baby alone stuck in Toutonghi’s mind."It was a tough situation, as far as I knew," she said.
"She was 19, she’d promised her parents that she was going to finish
college, even through she’d married. I’m presuming her parents
were paying for the schooling -- nobody had any money at the time."
Dunham met Barack Obama Sr., a foreign student from Nyang’oma
Kogelo in Kenya, Africa, when she was a freshman at the University of
Hawaii at Manoa. They married on Feb. 2, 1961, and Barack Obama II was
born Aug. 4, 1961, when Dunham was 18.
Dunham left school to take care of the baby, and returned to
Seattle while Obama Sr. finished college in Hawaii and left for graduate
school at Harvard University.
was interesting, and I don’t know why she was going to school in Seattle
and he was in Hawaii at the time. She had told me at one point
that because of her husband’s post in the tribe he was going to have to
go back to Kenya and marry a black woman, as well. It was a whole
different world, so she was accepting of that and hoping she could get
back to him soon," Toutonghi said.
Later, Dunham moved back to Hawaii with her son and filed for divorce
from Obama Sr. in 1964.
time, Toutonghi had long since moved on to the next chapter in her life.
She baby-sat for Dunham for two months, then she and her husband bought
a house in the Government Hill section of Seattle and moved there,
before moving to Alaska in 1977. She had a long career as a speech
pathologist. She’s retired from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School
District and has a private clinic in Soldotna.
She didn’t have cause to think about her former charge until
2004, when she came across his first book, "Dreams from My Father."
Then she saw he was the keynote speaker at the Democratic National
Convention in 2004.
"Since I found
the book, 'Dreams from My Father,' when it was first published, then
when I was working on the 2004 presidential campaign and realized he was
the convention speaker, it blew me away. And then this," she said."I keep thinking of the six degrees of separation, that thing.
I’ve known some unusual people in my time, but this was different."
Toutonghi said she often wondered what happened to Dunham,
who became Ann Dunham Soetoro after a later marriage, and died of
ovarian cancer in 1995."We talked,
but I can’t say, if I had been really strong friends I would have kept
up the relationship. It was interesting to me as I read that book,
his first book, I was thinking of his mother, then finding out she had
died I felt very badly. I had meant to try to contact her through
the publisher, but I didn’t get around to it. It was one of those
things," she said.
Was Obama Born In White
Rock, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada?
the most compelling case
for a Canadian birth is the age of the infant when Stanley Ann appeared
at the home of her high school friend, Susan Blake. The logic for
the expediency of "disappearing," and that she was then registering for
or attending college in Seattle. If this was the case, Barry was never
even in Hawaii until Stanley Ann moved back there after Senior left for
Harvard; that grandma got him a COLB right after his birth, and that the
COLB’s registration is what triggered notification to the newspapers of
117 miles between Blaine, WA and Mercer
There was a comment over at American Thinker the other day, posted by "rlqretired"
which said, in part [caps mine]:
"In Hollister, Obama’s lawyer,
Bauer, SWORE TO A FEDERAL JUDGE in January 2009 the STRONGEST EVIDENCE
his client (Obama) is a natural born citizen can be found in HIS
PUBLICLY RELEASED BIRTH CERTIFICATE...".
How does that strike
you? What I see is Obama’s lawyer telling a federal judge that
Obama has no long form birth certificate. Obama’s "publicly
released birth certificate" was the Certification of Live Birth -- the
COLB. He swore the COLB is his STRONGEST EVIDENCE of natural born
citizenship. So he swore THERE IS NO STRONGER EVIDENCE. The
only thing that could be stronger evidence is a long form birth
That means there is also no stronger evidence than
the COLB of a Hawaiian birth.
So Abercrombie was telling the
truth -- there is no long form Hawaiian birth certificate, and if
there’s no long form birth certificate, he was not born in a Hawaiian
But there’s a long form birth certificate
somewhere...unless all he has is a COLB because he was born under a
tropical plant beside a dirt road too many miles from Honolulu to get to
At this point, Canada looks good. But again,
who knows? This is Obama we're talkin' about.
Stanley Ann Returns To Hawaii
Here's some information from
Atlas Shrugs about Stanley Ann and the mid-1960's.
It appears that
Stanley Ann settles down a little after returning to Hawaii and the university. When Obama was almost 2,
Ann returned to college at the University of Hawaii for the spring
semester. Money was tight. She collected food
stamps and relied on her parents to help take care of young Barack.
She would get her bachelor's degree four years later.
believe the apartment, located at 110 1427 Alexander St., was rented for
Stanley Ann and Barack Jr. by her parents upon her return from WA state. She remained
there until just before she registered for spring classes at UH at Manoa
She filed for divorce from Senior, and would ultimately receive receives a degree in mathematics.
According to this blog, Atlas reader Rudy emailed both the University
of Washington and the University of Hawaii, and they sent him back dates
of enrollment. It didn't match the dates Wikipedia had for Stanley Ann
Dunham. Bob tried to update Wikipedia and his updates got deleted within
Here's an email that was returned
from the University of Hawaii in September, 2008:
Ms. Stanley Ann Dunham was enrolled at the University of Hawaii
And here's a letter that was
from the University of Hawaii in November, 2008:
"The University of Hawaii at Manoa is only able to provide the
following information for Stanley Ann Dunham:
Dates of attendance: Bachelors:
Fall 1960 (First day of instruction 9/26/1960)
Spring 1963 -- Summer 1966 Masters:
Fall 1972 -- Fall 1974
Spring 1978 Ph. D.:
Fall 1984 -- Summer 1992
BA - Mathematics, Summer 1967 (August 6, 1967)
MA - Anthropology, Fall 1983 (December 18, 1983)
PhD - Anthropology, Summer 1992 (August 9, 1992)
Assuming these email responses were true, the University of Hawaii
has Stanley Ann starting class in Sept 26, 1960 and dropping out for the spring
semester (while pregnant). She then re-enrolled at the University
of Washington in the autumn of 1961, just after Obama was born.
Obama Sr. was still at the University of Hawaii, and graduated in 1962
while Stanley Ann was at University of Washington.
Stanley Ann Visits The Navy Base
Stanley Ann Re-Marries
studying for her bachelor's degree, Stanley Ann met
another foreign student at the university. She met and
eventually marries Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo
sometime between 1965 and 1967. Lolo would later become an oil company
executive. Stanley Ann hated that.
In summer 2010, Stanley
passport files are released, showing that Stanley Ann didn't marry Soetoro
in 1967, when Barry was 6 years old, but in March of 1965, when Barry
was only 3 years old -- another lie in Obama's "Dreams..." narrative.
means that little Barry was in Indonesia longer than his narrative
claims. We know Barry was in Honolulu
when he was supposed to be in Jakarta.
The legend is that Stanley Ann Dunham
anthropologist. Although she earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from
the University of Hawaii in 1992, she wasn't. She was an
interpreter at the U. S. Embassy, a program officer for the Ford
Foundation and eventually an
international banking consultant.
traveledaround Southeast Asia, pursuing a career in international
banking and rural development
that took her to Ghana, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal and
Being and anthropologist fits the Obama narrative
better than her real role as a tool of "fat-cat bankers."
Stanley Ann went to work for the Ford Foundation from
1981 through 1984. She was
employed as a program officer for "Women and Employment" at the
"Regional Southeast Asia Office of the Ford Foundation in Jakarta.
in Pakistan for the five years beginning in 1987 and ending in 1992,
living at the Hilton International Hotel.
During this time, Obama visited his mother and stayed for a few months.
Stanley Ann was hired as a consultant by the Asian Development Bank for
Pakistan Agricultural Development Bank’s Gujranwalla Agricultural
In 1986, Stanley Ann worked on a developmental project in Pakistan. Later that
year, Stanley Ann and her daughter traveled the Silk Road in China.
Stanley Ann monitored the funds received for this program from the Asian
Development Bank and trained the Mobile Credit Officers of the
Agricultural Bank. This program was controlled from the Gujranwalla Regional Office. She stayed for five years in the
Hilton International Hotel (now Avari Hotel), Lahore. She
travelled daily from Lahore to Gujranwalla. When Barack Obama
visited Pakistan, he stayed in the same hotel. After returning
from Pakistan, she died from cancer within three years.
Stanley Ann also worked for the Ford Foundation and Women’s World Bank,
establishing micro-credit loans in developing countries. Her
antipathy for America and Americans didn't prevent her from funneling
its money to third-world countries.
compensation package for her work in Indonesia included $82,500 --
about $132,000 in today’s dollars -- plus a housing allowance and a car,
making that amount well within her means.
She worked at Bank Rakyat of
Indonesia, where she facilitated the practice of "macrofinancing,"
making loans to people with poor credit and low incomes. You know
the one, exactly what the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac banks were pushing
-- loans to people with poor credit and low incomes that created the
Bank Rakyat is 70% government owned (Persero)
and has been government owned for the entire period since the war of
independence in 1945. It is also part of the "Islamic banking
And based on
passport files (pages 13 and 14) we know Stanley Ann listed herself
as "Consultant," and was living at 1512 Spreckels St., Apt. 402,
Honolulu, HI, 96822, in April, 1986.
So, Obama went to Pakistan twice. The
first time in 1981 while he was at Occidental and the second trip
Stanley Ann's Dissertation
published her dissertation in
dissertation, 'Peasant blacksmithing
in Indonesia: Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds,' was 1,067 pages
long. In the index section, she signed her work as "Ann Dunham Sutoro."
In 1992, she earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of
In May 2009,
news reports said that that a dissertation written by
Obama's late mother was being republished.
Duke University Press
said Monday that an edited version of Ann Dunham's anthropological study
about rural craftsmen in Indonesia is scheduled to reach stores this
fall. Dunham completed the study three years before she died in 1995.
Duke marketing manager Emily Young said the foreword was written by
Obama's half-sister and Dunham's daughter, Maya Soetoro-Ng.
book is based on Ann Dunham's 14 years of research among village workers
on the Indonesian island of Java.
Young said the project came to
the university's press arm because it has a reputation for publishing
operative words in this press release are "edited version" -- all the
anti-American, communist stuff will be redacted.
The Name Game
Stanley Ann's known names and aliases:
• Stanley Ann Dunham (maiden) • Stanley Ann Dunham (her friends
called her Stanley Ann) • Stanley
(after getting hitched to Senior (in
Washington phonebooks)) • Stanley Ann D. Obama (1964 Divorce) • Ann Soetoro (in several quotes in that timeframe) • Stanley Ann Soetoro
Obama has just about as many aliases and nicknames, with variants of
Barack Obama, Barry Soetoro, Barry Obama, etc.
Stanley Ann Dies
In 1995, Stanley Ann returned to Hawaii, where she died
of ovarian cancer.
Ann Dunham's book, "Surviving Against the
published after her death. The book, written by Obama’s
mother, was set to be published in November, 2008, by Duke University
Press, the school announced Monday. "Surviving against the Odds:
Village Industry in Indonesia," Dr. Stanley Ann Dunham’s 1992
anthropology dissertation for the University of Hawaii, is the product
of 14 years of research on the metalworking industry in a Javanese
Dunham died in 1995. Her book, edited by Alice G.
Dewey, Dunham’s graduate adviser, and Nancy I. Cooper, a fellow graduate
student, will be available in November.
Dunham’s daughter and
Obama’s half sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, who wrote the book’s foreword,
said in a statement she was "delighted that our mother’s book is being
published, and I am grateful to Duke University for making this dream of
hers come true. My hope is that this book will be read by those
who come to love the particularities of its world and who also see the
myriad potential application of its ideas and methods to other worlds."