Some of them are Athletes, Painters, swimmers, wrestlers, and even great at puzzles and crosswords.
Here are some of the most surprising presidential hobbies these highly respected men do as pastime activities.
Surprising Hobbies Of Presidents In America
Bill Clinton: Crossword puzzles
Crossword puzzles are a very popular pastime for all Americans including the 42nd President of America – Bill Clinton. He loves puzzles so much that he created his own Cross Word puzzle which was featured in the New York Times. According to the New York Times, this is the first time he built one from scratch because he loves this hobby so much.
Barack Obama enjoyed Collecting comics
Barak Obama professes his love for comics as a hobby by promoting them publicly on numerous occasions. His love for comics got him an appearance with Spider-man during the start of his presidential tenancy.
George Washington loved Dancing
Dancing in the 18th century was coupled with dancing. Dancing was a popular activity during those times which called for numerous parties and balls. George Washington our first president was tagged as being an excellent dancer. He made a very significant comment about dancing as an innocent and agreeable pleasure.
Ronald Reagan: Horseback riding
Ronald Reagan has a great interest in riding horses. Not just an interest because he rides very often with world leaders during visits.
George W. Bush: Running
Running is an essential hobby. Very healthy for us in general. Maybe that’s why George bush as a president might pick it up as a hobby and stuck with it. Another aspect of his love for running is that he prefers to compete.
According to Wall Street Journal, he loved to run with his secret service agents.
Thomas Jefferson preferred Food and wine
Who would have thought food and wine could have been a hobby, let alone a president? His love was not for food in general but for French fries, mac, cheese, and ice cream because of his stay in France. Frankly, he loved this hobby.
John Quincy Adams loved skinny dipping
He was famous for walking for two miles, stripping off his clothes, and swimming in the Potomac River. This hobby is what is termed swimming in the nude. And it is famous morning routine for president Quincy Adams.
Theodore Roosevelt: Boxing
Theodore Roosevelt did not have an active childhood, so he became obsessed with the sport when he grew up. Throughout his presidential tenancy, he boxed a lot and became an inspiration for animators.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Swimming
Franklin D. Roosevelt loved swimming and an avid swimmer he was. He was the first president to suffer from polio which cost him his ability to walk. Therefore, swimming became a popular pastime for him. And the health benefits were tremendous. His constant participation in this hobby brought him back to his feet in no time. We are not here assuming swimming cures polio; however, it was a clear part of his speedy recovery.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower: Painting
This president just loved painting. He painted anything he could set his eyes on especially his natural environment. He painted the landscape in his leisure time for fun.
Richard Nixon preferred Bowling
Bowling was a popular hobby for Richard Nixon. It was his favorite pastime before and during his term in the White House. As a head of state, he bowled almost daily and had bowling alleys constructed in the White House.
Gerald Ford: Collecting stamps
Stamp collecting has been popular among both the common man and rich folks. Considering the latter, Gerald Ford was an avid collector and it’s a shame he didn’t get his face on
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Donald Trump: Golfing
Though Donald Trump has not been a popular name in recent times, he is an avid golfer. He is big on golfing with over 17 elite clubs under his belt. When he is not out making billions of dollars, he is either building golf clubs, hosting, or enjoying the hobby of golfing himself.
Source: Golf Digest