The 44th president was a regular visitor to Boston during the past eight or so years, starting even before he was the Democratic nominee in 2008. Here’s a photographic look back on the last day of the Obama administration.
In December 2007, he was just candidate Obama, junior senator from Illinois and rather a long shot for the nation’s highest office.
Obama with other dignitaries at the August 2009 funeral of Sen. Ted Kennedy at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston’s Mission Hill.
By late 2013, Obama was in his second term. Here then-Mayor Tom Menino greets him as he exits Air Force One at Logan.
Obama speaks at Faneuil Hall, also in 2013, about his signature domestic policy achievement, the Affordable Care Act.
The president at an interfaith service following the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. With him are first lady Michelle Obama, then-Gov. Deval Patrick, Diane Patrick, and Angela Menino, wife of then-Mayor Menino.
Obama greeted first responders and marathon volunteers during that April 2013 visit. Here he’s talking with Tom Grilk, then-executive director of the Boston Athletic Association.
The president works the line during an early second-term visit.