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Allison S. Davis

Senior partner Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland as Obama's law firm boss; Director, Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Company, president of Local Initiative Support Corporation/Chicago, partner with Tony Rezko on real estate deals, board of director of Illinois State Pension System, donor to Obama

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Judson Miner

Senior partner, Davis, Miner, corporation counsel for Mayor Harold Washington, hired Valerie Jarrett as deputy corporation counsel, donor to Obama

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Valerie Jarrett

Deputy corporation counsel with Miner; deputy chief of staff for Mayor Richard M. Daley, Hired Michelle Obama while D/CoS to Daley; Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development for Mayor Daley; CEO The Habitat Company, Board of Trustees University of Chicago Medical Center, Vice Chmn University of Chicago, donor to Obama

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Martin Nesbitt

Played basketball at Princeton University with Craig Robinson brother Michelle Obama, VP of LaSalle Real Estate, VP of Pritzker Realty, treasurer of Obama for Obama for President, donor to Obama

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Eric Whitaker

Played basketball at Princeton University with Craig Robinson, brother of Michelle Obama, Director Illinois Department of Public Health by recommendation from Barack Obama and Tony Rezko; University of Chicago Medical Center Director of Urban Health Initiative; donor to Obama

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Michelle Obama

Princeton University with brother Craig Robinson, lawyer Sidley Austin where Barack Obama was an intern for her, Worked for Valerie Jarrett with Mayor Daley; University of Chicago and University of Chicago Medical Center, director of Urban Health. Eric Whitaker succeeded her

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Tony Rezko

Offered job to Barack Obama when at Harvard Law School, First campaign donor for Obama for state Senate, member finance committee Obama for U.S. Senate, client to Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland, partner with Bishop Arthur Brazier with Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Company, partner with Allison S. Davis on real estate deals; wife Rita bought residential lot adjacent to Obama’s Hyde Park home, donor of $250K to Obama

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John Rogers

CEO Ariel Investments, played basketball at Princeton University with Craig Robinson, received support from state Senator Obama for Illinois State Pension System; donor and bundler for Obama for President raising at least $1.5 million

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Late Bishop Arthur Brazier

Led Apostolic Church of God client of Davis Miner; directed low income housing complexes, Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation and Grove Parc a client of Davis Miner; hired Valerie Jarrett’s Habitat Company to manage WPIC and Grove Parc.

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Marilyn Katz

Head of MK Communications; client of Davis, Miner; recommended Valerie Jarrett to Habitat Company; PR agency for Local Initiative Support Corporation of which Allison S. Davis was president of LISC/Chicago; donor to Obama