Obama fourth US president to win Nobel

Obama fourth US president to win Nobel

US President Barack Obama with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. File Photo. AFP

The other three are:

*Theodore Roosevelt (1906) "for his successful mediation to end the Russo-Japanese war and for his interest in arbitration, having provided the Hague arbitration court with its very first case"

*Woodrow Wilson (1919) as "founder of the League of Nations"

*Jimmy Carter (2002) "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development"

Roosevelt and Wilson won the honour while in office and Carter 21 years after demitting office in 1981.