Jimmy Carter

  • jimmy carter
    carter smiling
    39th president of the united states
    in office
    january 20, 1977 – january 20, 1981
    vice presidentwalter mondale
    preceded bygerald ford
    succeeded byronald reagan
    76th governor of georgia
    in office
    january 12, 1971 – january 14, 1975
    lieutenantlester maddox
    preceded bylester maddox
    succeeded bygeorge busbee
    member of the georgia state senate
    from the 14th district
    in office
    january 14, 1963 – january 10, 1967
    preceded bydistrict established
    succeeded byhugh carter
    personal details
    born
    james earl carter jr.

    (1924-10-01) october 1, 1924 (age 95)
    plains, georgia, u.s.
    political partydemocratic
    spouse(s)
    rosalynn smith (m. 1946)
    childrenjack, james iii, donnel, amy
    parents
    • james earl carter sr. (father)
    • lillian gordy (mother)
    residenceplains, georgia, u.s.
    education
    • georgia southwestern college
    • georgia institute of technology
    • united states naval academy (bs)
    • union college
    civilian awardsnobel peace prize (2002)
    see more
    signaturecursive signature in ink
    military service
    allegiance united states
    branch/service united states navy
    years of service1943–1953 (active)
    1953–1961 (reserve)
    rankus navy o3 infobox.svg lieutenant
    military awardsamerican campaign medal ribbon.svg american campaign medal
    world war ii victory medal ribbon.svg world war ii victory medal
    china service medal ribbon.svg china service medal
    national defense service medal ribbon.svg national defense service medal

    james earl carter jr. (born october 1, 1924) is an american politician, philanthropist, and former farmer who served as the 39th president of the united states from 1977 to 1981. a member of the democratic party, he previously served as a georgia state senator from 1963 to 1967 and as the 76th governor of georgia from 1971 to 1975. since leaving the presidency, carter has remained active in the private sector; in 2002, he was awarded the nobel peace prize for his work in co-founding the carter center.

    raised in plains, georgia, carter graduated from the united states naval academy in 1946 with a bachelor of science degree and joined the united states navy, where he served on submarines. after the death of his father in 1953, carter left his naval career and returned home to georgia to take up the reins of his family's peanut-growing business. carter inherited comparatively little due to his father's forgiveness of debts and the division of the estate among the children. nevertheless, his ambition to expand and grow the carters' peanut business was fulfilled. during this period, carter was motivated to oppose the political climate of racial segregation and support the growing civil rights movement. he became an activist within the democratic party. from 1963 to 1967, carter served in the georgia state senate, and in 1970, he was elected as governor of georgia, defeating former governor carl sanders in the democratic primary on an anti-segregation platform advocating affirmative action for ethnic minorities. carter remained as governor until 1975. despite being a dark-horse candidate who was little known outside of georgia at the start of the campaign, carter won the 1976 democratic presidential nomination. in the general election, carter ran as an outsider and narrowly defeated incumbent republican president gerald ford.

    on his second day in office, carter pardoned all the vietnam war draft evaders. during carter's term as president, two new cabinet-level departments, the department of energy and the department of education, were established. he established a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology. in foreign affairs, carter pursued the camp david accords, the panama canal treaties, the second round of strategic arms limitation talks (salt ii), and the return of the panama canal zone to panama. on the economic front, he confronted persistent stagflation, a combination of high inflation, high unemployment and slow growth. the end of his presidential tenure was marked by the 1979–1981 iran hostage crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, the three mile island nuclear accident, and the soviet invasion of afghanistan. in response to the invasion, carter escalated the cold war when he ended détente, imposed a grain embargo against the soviets, enunciated the carter doctrine, and led a 1980 summer olympics boycott in moscow. in 1980, carter faced a challenge from senator ted kennedy in the primaries, but he won re-nomination at the 1980 democratic national convention. carter lost the general election to republican nominee ronald reagan in an electoral landslide. polls of historians and political scientists usually rank carter as an average president; he often receives more positive evaluations for his post-presidential work.

    in 1982, carter established the carter center to promote and expand human rights. he has traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, monitor elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations. carter is considered a key figure in the habitat for humanity charity. he has written over 30 books ranging from political memoirs to poetry while continuing to actively comment on ongoing american and global affairs, such as the israeli-palestinian conflict. the earliest-serving of the five living u.s. presidents, carter is the longest-lived president, the longest-retired president, the first to live forty years after their inauguration, and the first to reach the age of 95.

  • early life
  • naval career
  • farming
  • early political career, 1963–1971
  • governor of georgia (1971–1975)
  • 1976 presidential campaign
  • presidency (1977–1981)
  • post-presidency (1981–present)
  • political positions
  • personal life
  • health and longevity
  • public image and legacy
  • see also
  • notes
  • references
  • further reading
  • external links

Jimmy Carter
Carter smiling
39th President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
Vice PresidentWalter Mondale
Preceded byGerald Ford
Succeeded byRonald Reagan
76th Governor of Georgia
In office
January 12, 1971 – January 14, 1975
LieutenantLester Maddox
Preceded byLester Maddox
Succeeded byGeorge Busbee
Member of the Georgia State Senate
from the 14th district
In office
January 14, 1963 – January 10, 1967
Preceded byDistrict established
Succeeded byHugh Carter
Personal details
Born
James Earl Carter Jr.

(1924-10-01) October 1, 1924 (age 95)
Plains, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Rosalynn Smith (m. 1946)
ChildrenJack, James III, Donnel, Amy
Parents
ResidencePlains, Georgia, U.S.
Education
Civilian awardsNobel Peace Prize (2002)
See more
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1943–1953 (Active)
1953–1961 (Reserve)
RankUS Navy O3 infobox.svg Lieutenant
Military awardsAmerican Campaign Medal ribbon.svg American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg World War II Victory Medal
China Service Medal ribbon.svg China Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg National Defense Service Medal

James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician, philanthropist, and former farmer who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a Georgia State Senator from 1963 to 1967 and as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. Since leaving the presidency, Carter has remained active in the private sector; in 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in co-founding the Carter Center.

Raised in Plains, Georgia, Carter graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1946 with a Bachelor of Science degree and joined the United States Navy, where he served on submarines. After the death of his father in 1953, Carter left his naval career and returned home to Georgia to take up the reins of his family's peanut-growing business. Carter inherited comparatively little due to his father's forgiveness of debts and the division of the estate among the children. Nevertheless, his ambition to expand and grow the Carters' peanut business was fulfilled. During this period, Carter was motivated to oppose the political climate of racial segregation and support the growing civil rights movement. He became an activist within the Democratic Party. From 1963 to 1967, Carter served in the Georgia State Senate, and in 1970, he was elected as Governor of Georgia, defeating former Governor Carl Sanders in the Democratic primary on an anti-segregation platform advocating affirmative action for ethnic minorities. Carter remained as governor until 1975. Despite being a dark-horse candidate who was little known outside of Georgia at the start of the campaign, Carter won the 1976 Democratic presidential nomination. In the general election, Carter ran as an outsider and narrowly defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford.

On his second day in office, Carter pardoned all the Vietnam War draft evaders. During Carter's term as president, two new cabinet-level departments, the Department of Energy and the Department of Education, were established. He established a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology. In foreign affairs, Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties, the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II), and the return of the Panama Canal Zone to Panama. On the economic front, he confronted persistent stagflation, a combination of high inflation, high unemployment and slow growth. The end of his presidential tenure was marked by the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. In response to the invasion, Carter escalated the Cold War when he ended détente, imposed a grain embargo against the Soviets, enunciated the Carter Doctrine, and led a 1980 Summer Olympics boycott in Moscow. In 1980, Carter faced a challenge from Senator Ted Kennedy in the primaries, but he won re-nomination at the 1980 Democratic National Convention. Carter lost the general election to Republican nominee Ronald Reagan in an electoral landslide. Polls of historians and political scientists usually rank Carter as an average president; he often receives more positive evaluations for his post-presidential work.

In 1982, Carter established the Carter Center to promote and expand human rights. He has traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, monitor elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations. Carter is considered a key figure in the Habitat for Humanity charity. He has written over 30 books ranging from political memoirs to poetry while continuing to actively comment on ongoing American and global affairs, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The earliest-serving of the five living U.S. presidents, Carter is the longest-lived president, the longest-retired president, the first to live forty years after their inauguration, and the first to reach the age of 95.

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