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Welcome to the Neighborhood: Wilson, Obama and a Life Post Presidency

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On inauguration day 1921, outgoing President Woodrow Wilson left the White House and drove to his new home in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood. Wilson was the first and, until now, the only president to remain in Washington after the presidency.

At age 64, Wilson was only 11 years older than Obama; though weakened by a stroke, Wilson spent three relatively quiet years here. It will be fascinating to see how President Obama spends his time in Kalorama, whether to retreat from the stresses of the presidency as Wilson did, or, like recent past presidents, turn it into a vibrant second chapter.

Carrie Villar, Interim Executive Director, the President Woodrow Wilson House

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