Proud Family Learns Dad Delivered President

Obama birth certificate surprises kin of Honolulu Dr. David Sinclair
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2011 4:41 AM CDT
Ivalee Sinclair, widow of Dr. David A Sinclair, holds a photograph of herself and her late husband in Honolulu.    (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
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(Newser) – The long-form birth certificate President Obama released yesterday was short on surprising information—except for the family of Dr. David Sinclair. Relatives of the late Honolulu obstetrician say they were "blown away" and "honored" to learn that Sinclair was the doc who delivered the future president in 1961, reports AP. Family members say they recognize the signature of the doctor, who delivered babies all over Hawaii.

Sinclair, who died in 2003 at the age of 81, joined the military after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which he heard from his front lawn. After serving as an Army pilot, he became a doctor so he could have a career giving life after all the death he had witnessed, his widow says. He would have been thrilled to learn that one of the babies he delivered grew up to be president, say his kids. "I'm just honored and proud of my father," says Karl Sinclair, one of the doctor's six children. (Read more Hawaii stories.)

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