Sheila Miyoshi Jager

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Sheila Miyoshi Jager
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Sheila Miyoshi Jager speaking at the 2013 National Book Festival
Born1963 (age 55–56)
ResidenceOhio, U.S.
Alma materBennington College
Middlebury College
University of Chicago
EmployerOberlin College
Spouse(s)Jiyul Kim

Sheila Miyoshi Jager (born 1963) is an American historian. She is a Professor of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. She is the author of two books on Korea and the co-editor of a third book on Asian nations in the post-Cold War era. She is known for her relationship with Barack Obama before his marriage with Michelle Obama.

In the 1980s, Jager lived with Barack Obama, then a community organizer in Chicago.[1] In 1986, Obama asked her parents if he could marry her, but they rejected.[1] Shortly after he entered the Harvard Law School, Obama proposed to Jager a second time, but she rejected him.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sheila Miyoshi Jager: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". 3 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.