Life after the White House: what the US presidents did next

As a new president takes centre stage, Barack Obama may find himself with a lot more time on his hands. Rob Attar looks back through American history to offer some suggestions as to how he might spend his post-presidency years, from fishing and farming to falling in love…

President Barack Obama waves as he walks towards the Marine One prior to his departure from the White House, 1 June 2016, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the February 2009 issue of BBC History Magazine 

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