In addition to regularly playing golf, President Barack Obama also enjoys a game of basketball. Here's a look at the hobbies of other U.S. Presidents:
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After choosing not to run for a third term, George Washington retired to his Virginia estate and led a life of farming.
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Thomas Jefferson was a renaissance man before the White House and continued to be one afterward. He kept up extensive letter writing, read Plato's "Republic" in its original Greek and dived head first into his hallmark project -- founding the University of Virginia. Jefferson designed the university's grounds and curriculum.
Theodore Roosevelt, possibly the most famous sportsman to occupy the White House, continued to hunt after leaving office. In 1909, with the backing of the Smithsonian Institution, Roosevelt went on a yearlong safari that killed or trapped more than 11,000 animals.
After leaving the White House, Dwight D. Eisenhower headed to a 189-acre farm near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he raised and bred award-winning Angus cattle. In 2009, 40 years after his death, the American Angus Association recognized the 34th president for making "significant contributions to the Angus breed."
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Like many members of the Kennedy family, John F. Kennedy loved sailing and was frequently photographed at sea with his wife, young children and other relatives.
Lyndon B. Johnson kept a collection of vehicles at his ranch in Texas. Among them was the Amphicar, a civilian amphibious passenger car produced in the 1960s.
Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, began fly fishing in Georgia in the early 1970s. Here, the 39th President fishes in Wyoming in 1978.
Ronald Reagan enjoyed riding horses at his ranch near Santa Barbara, California.
Crossword puzzles are one of Bill Clinton's hobbies. In 2007, Clinton wrote the clues for a puzzle in The New York Times.
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George W. Bush has surprised many by taking up painting in his post-White House years. "I am a painter," the 43rd President told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show." "You may not think I'm a painter; I think I'm a painter."