Life After the Presidency

Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
established the University of Virginia, including designing the buildings, setting up the curriculum, and selecting the faculty.

James Madison (1809-1817)
helped found the American Colonization Society, which favored gradual abolition of slavery and the resettlement of slaves and free blacks in Africa.

John Tyler (1841-1845)
became a member of the Confederate House of Representatives.

Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
created a nationally syndicated column for the McClure newspaper chain, "Thinking Things Over with Calvin Coolidge."

Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977)
established the AEI World Forum, where political problems and business policies are discussed at annual gatherings.

Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
founded the nonprofit Carter Center at Emory University in Atlanta to promote peace and human rights worldwide.

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