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Old and new photos of presidents, first ladies, members of Congress, and a governor celebrating Halloween. 

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out candy at the White House on Oct. 31, 2009.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Then-Sen. Joe Biden laughs as then-Sen. Chuck Hagel dresses up as Biden for Halloween in 2007. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska poses with her Halloween "security guards"—from left, Tate Hart, 6; Luka Hart, 4; and Jack Schroeder, 6—in 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska.  (AP Photo / Michael Dinneen)
Then-Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore pose in costume on the front steps of their residence in Washington in 1995. (AP Photo/The White House)
President George W. Bush hands out Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters in Warner Robins, Georgia in 2006.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Then-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger holds 21-month-old Brenna Neault during a campaign stop on Halloween in 2005, in Ontario, California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Bill and Hillary Clinton dress up as James and Dolly Madison.  (National Archives )
Katie Couric (right), cohost of NBC's "Today" show, is dressed like Donald Trump (left), who gives his signature "You're Fired" exclamation during the morning program's annual Halloween segment in 2004.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara emerge from a giant pumpkin on the South Lawn of the White House, where they hosted a Halloween party for local school kids, in 1989.  (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)
President Reagan and Nancy Reagan return to the White House from a trip to Camp David in 1982 with a Halloween pumpkin carved with "stay the course." (National Archives )
President Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter stand by as daughter Amy and some of her friends carve pumpkins during Amy’s 10th birthday party on Oct. 19, 1977 in the White House. Amy is seated directly in front of the president.  (AP Photo)
Then-Vice President Richard Nixon addresses a crowd at Chicago's O'Hare Airport on Oct. 29, 1960, while campaigning for president against John F. Kennedy. Next to him stands 10-year-old Tom Lemke, wearing a Halloween ghost costume that reads "Jack Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance," referring to Kennedy. When Nixon spotted the boy in the crowd, he called attention to the costume.  (AP Photo)
First lady Betty Ford greets costumed school children from the Washington area during a Halloween benefit for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund on the White House South Lawn in 1974. Ford gave each of the children a bag of trick-or-treat candy and an apple, and reached into her pocket to put a quarter coin into the UNICEF collection boxes they carried.  (AP Photo/Henry Griffin)
Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt launches the UNICEF Halloween “Trick or Treat” program in 1957 at the United Nations with Captain Kangaroo. (National Archives)

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