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Life After The White House: A Look at the Lives of Former US Presidents in Retirement

© REUTERS / Andrew Kelly/File PhotoThe sun sets near the White House on the final night of Donald Trump's presidency, ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2021
The sun sets near the White House on the final night of Donald Trump's presidency, ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2021 - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The 45th president of the US, Donald Trump, left the White House on Wednesday, just hours ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Below is a short biographical note on former US presidents' retirements.

  • Jimmy Carter (in office 1977-1981): moved to his long-time home in the state of Georgia. Founded and funded the Carter Centre to promote and expand human rights. Works with the Habitat for Humanity home-building charity. Teaches in Sunday school at a local church. Won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for finding "peaceful solutions to international conflicts".
© AP PhotoIn this image from video, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, seen in a photo as they speak on audio only, during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.
Life After The White House: A Look at the Lives of Former US Presidents in Retirement - Sputnik International
In this image from video, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, seen in a photo as they speak on audio only, during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.
  • Ronald Reagan (in office 1981-1989): a quiet retirement. Worked on memoirs and set up a presidential library in the state of California. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1994. Died 10 years later on 5 June 2004. Remains a voice of American conservatism even after death.
© National Archives and Records AdministrationPresident Reagan speaking at a Rally for Senator Durenberger in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Life After The White House: A Look at the Lives of Former US Presidents in Retirement - Sputnik International
President Reagan speaking at a Rally for Senator Durenberger in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • George H.W. Bush (in office 1989-1993): moved to Texas where he was involved in humanitarian activities. Served on boards of several local charities. Volunteered at a local church, spent time fishing. Alternated his time between staying in Houston and the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Died in November 2018 aged 94.
© AP Photo / Pat SullivanFormer President George H.W. Bush prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series between the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros in Houston. (File)
Life After The White House: A Look at the Lives of Former US Presidents in Retirement - Sputnik International
Former President George H.W. Bush prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series between the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros in Houston. (File)
  • Bill Clinton (in office 1993-2001): remained active in politics after moving to Chappaqua, New York, with his wife, then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Founded the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative devoted to humanitarian work. Known for numerous speaking engagements. Has dealt with multiple health issues requiring bypass surgery and coronary stents.
© AP Photo / Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionFormer President Bill Clinton speaks during the funeral service for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Thursday, July 30, 2020.
Life After The White House: A Look at the Lives of Former US Presidents in Retirement - Sputnik International
Former President Bill Clinton speaks during the funeral service for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Thursday, July 30, 2020.
  • George W. Bush (in office 2001-2009): returned to his home in Texas. Took up painting as a hobby. Studiously avoids politics while actively engaging in charity work. Hosts an annual 100-kilometre (62mi) mountain bike ride to fundraise for wounded veterans. Has written two books, including a biography of his father.
© Sputnik / Sergey Guneev / Go to the photo bankRussian President Vladimir Putin and US President George W. Bush in in the Russian resort city of Sochi
Life After The White House: A Look at the Lives of Former US Presidents in Retirement - Sputnik International
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President George W. Bush in in the Russian resort city of Sochi
  • Barack Obama (in office 2009- 2017): moved with his family to a home purchased in an upscale Washington, DC neighbourhood. Avoided politics until the run-up to the 2020 election, when he started campaigning for Joe Biden, who served as his vice president. Delivered a stinging rebuke of the Trump administration at the Democratic National Convention. He is an avid reader and writer of memoirs.
© AP Photo / Vincent ThianFormer US President Barack Obama gesture as he attends the "values-based leadership" during a plenary session of the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organised by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
Life After The White House: A Look at the Lives of Former US Presidents in Retirement - Sputnik International
Former US President Barack Obama gesture as he attends the "values-based leadership" during a plenary session of the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organised by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
  • Donald Trump (in office 2017-2021): expected to move to his Mar-a-Lago private club and residence with his wife. Says he wants to run for president again in 2024. May launch a new political party to sidestep the Republicans. His newfound free time may be devoted to playing golf, his life-long hobby.
© REUTERS / Joe SkipperFILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach is seen from West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Life After The White House: A Look at the Lives of Former US Presidents in Retirement - Sputnik International
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach is seen from West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
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