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Michelle Obama's Father, Fraser Robinson III, NOT Buried At Burr Oak Cemetery: White House

First Posted: 08/14/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:35 PM ET

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The White House, correcting earlier reports, says Michelle Obama's father is not buried at a cemetery where workers are accused of digging up and dumping bodies but at a cemetery nearby.

Spokeswoman Camille Johnston in an e-mail message on Tuesday said Fraser Robinson III is buried in Lincoln Cemetery. Earlier in the day she was quoted by the Chicago Tribune as saying Robinson was buried at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip.

The Cook County Clerk's office also confirmed that Robinson was buried at Lincoln, which is located in Alsip less than two miles from Burr Oak.

Robinson died in 1991 of complications from multiple sclerosis.

Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, now lives in the White House with President Barack Obama, her daughter and two grandchildren.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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