James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American former politician who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975 and as a Georgia state senator from 1963 to 1967.
- Early Life
- Peanut Farm
James Earl Carter Jr. was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia. His father, James Sr., was a hardworking peanut farmer who owned his own small plot of land as well as a warehouse and store. His mother, Bessie Lillian Gordy, was a registered nurse who in the 1920s had crossed racial divides to counsel Black women on health care issues. When C...
Both of Carter's parents were deeply religious. They belonged to Plains Baptist Church and insisted that Carter attend Sunday school, which his father occasionally taught. Carter attended the all-white Plains High School while the area's majority Black population received educations at home or at church. Despite this pervasive segregation, two of C...
During these years, the Carters also had three sons: John William (born 1947), James Earl Carter III (1950) and Donnel Jeffrey (1952). The Carters later had a daughter, Amy, born in 1967. In July 1953, Carter's father passed away from pancreatic cancer and in the aftermath of his death, the farm and family business fell into disarray. Although Rosa...
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Jun 29, 2022 · Jimmy Carter: Nobel Peace Prize The Carter Center Jimmy Carter, in full James Earl Carter, Jr., (born October 1, 1924, Plains, Georgia, U.S.), 39th president of the United States (1977–81), who served as the country’s chief executive during a time of serious problems at home and abroad.
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Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born October 1, 1924, in the small farming town of Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery. His father, James Earl Carter, Sr., was a farmer and businessman; his mother, Lillian Gordy Carter, a registered nurse.
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- Jimmy Carter’s Early Life and Start in Politics. Born in Plains, Georgia, on October 1, 1924, James Earle Carter Jr. attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, graduating in 1946.
- Carter and the Presidential Election of 1976. Carter announced his candidacy for president in 1974, just before his gubernatorial term was up. For the next two years, he traveled around the country making speeches and meeting as many people as possible.
- “Outsider” in Washington. As president, Carter sought to portray himself as a man of the people, dressing informally and adopting a folksy speaking style.
- Jimmy Carter’s Leadership Abroad and at Home. In 1977, Carter brokered two U.S. treaties with Panama; the following year, he presided over a tough round of meetings between Egypt’s President Anwar el-Sadat and Israel’s Prime Minister Menachem Begin at Camp David.
Oct 01, 2021 · Former President Jimmy Carter, the longest-living American president in history, is 97. The 39th president remains an active member of the human-rights organization he cofounded. He still writes...