Stanley Ann Sutoro (born Dunham)

Born:Nov 27 1942 In:  Wichita, Kansas
Died:Nov 7 1995 (at age 52)


View album  |  Slideshow 

Immediate family

Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.
Her ex-husband
Barack Hussein Obama
Her son
Lolo Soetoro
Her ex-husband
Maya Kassandra Soetoro-Ng
Her daughter
Stanley Armour Dunham
Her father
Madelyn Lee Dunham (born Payne)
Her mother


Dunham moved to Hawaii to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she studied anthropology. There she met Barack Obama Sr., a graduate student from Kenya. When they became engaged, both sets of parents opposed the marriage, with Barack Sr.'s father in particular objecting.

Dunham has been described by her friends as "a fellow traveler... We were liberals before we knew what liberals were," and as "the original feminist".

In 1992 she earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Hawai'i. Her dissertation, "Peasant blacksmithing in Indonesia: Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds," was 1067 pages long.

Ancestor search:

Download our exceptional genealogy software for free

Fun & simple to use
Imports your GEDCOM files easily
Smart Matching™ technology
Supports 40 languages