Never. I did get to meet Helen Clark, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, once. I was in New Zealand with People to People when I was 15 and we were on a tour of Parliament House. She crossed paths with our group and was gracious enought to stop and answer a couple questions. I asked her if she had an official residence, which she does, but it’s “just a regular house, not a palace”.
Once during the Carter years, he said “Hello!” to our school tour group as we passed. Twice during Reagan’s second term, and also got to sit in the presidential box at the Kennedy Center a few times that term.
We were heading towards the oval office during a private tour of the White House and were about 100 feet away when we saw Andrew Card and some of the joint chiefs go in and a SS guard was posted outside the door. We later learned that they just found out about the Madrid train bombings.
About 1983/84. An employee had a brother in charge of SS transportation.
Got to go in the garage and see cars and trucks and golf carts that will do 60+.
Then upstairs to see this room and that. Have a pic of me & mom in front of the private quarters area, but we couldn’t go see Ron’s bathroom or anything.
Got to sit on a sofa in the OO, but not the Presidential Chair. Even at 20, I had too much respect to bounce in The Man’s chair.