White House Spiderman Is Son of Wethersfield Native

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Friday, Jan 4, 2013  |  Updated 3:43 PM EDT
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White House Photographer's Fave Photos of 2012

Pete Souza

Oct. 26, 2012
"The President pretends to be caught in Spider-Man's web as he greets the Nicholas Tamarin, 3, just outside the Oval Office. Spider-Man had been trick-or-treating for an early Halloween with his father, White House aide Nate Tamarin in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. I can never commit to calling any picture my favorite, but the President told me that this was HIS favorite picture of the year when he saw it hanging in the West Wing a couple of weeks later."

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One of the White House photos getting attention on Friday is of a little boy in a Spiderman Halloween costume and President Barack Obama pretending to be caught in Spidey’s Web.

White House photographer Pete Souza has shared his favorite photos of 2012, including the one of 3-year-old Nicholas Tamarin. The president said it is his favorite of the year, Souza said.

Amy LaPenta Chodorowski brought it to our attention via Facebook that the little boy has ties to Connecticut.

Nicholas’ dad is Nate Tamarin, a White House aide who is originally from Wethersfield.

"The President pretends to be caught in Spider-Man's web as he greets the Nicholas Tamarin, 3, just outside the Oval Office. Spider-Man had been trick-or-treating for an early Halloween with his father, White House aide Nate Tamarin in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. I can never commit to calling any picture my favorite, but the President told me that this was HIS favorite picture of the year when he saw it hanging in the West Wing a couple of weeks later," Souza said.

In 1996, Nate Tamarin, then 19, was part of a feature story in the Hartford Courant about vendors selling Clinton-Gore paraphernalia at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

At the time,  Tamarin was a George Washington University student working a summer job with Political Americana, according to the Courant.

It's now clear that that was just the beginning of a long career in politics.

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