39. Jimmy Carter

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“Jimmy”

  • Full Name: James Earl Carter, Jr.
  • Years in Office: 1977–1981
  • Political Party: Democratic
  • Nickname: “Jimmy”
  • Age at Inauguration: 52
  • Vice President: Walter Mondale
  • Birth: October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia
  • Death: Still living
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Ancestry: English
  • Father: James Earl Carter (1894–1953); Insurance broker, farmer, fertilizer dealer
  • Mother: Lillian Gordy Carter (1898–1983); Nurse, Peace Corps volunteer
  • Wife: Eleanor Rosalynn Smith (August 18, 1927 –)
  • Marriage: July 7, 1946 in Plains, Georgia
  • Children: John William (Jack) (1947–); James Earl III (Chip) (1950 –); Donnel Jeffrey (Jeff) (1952–); Amy Lynn (1967–)
  • Home: Plains, Georgia
  • Education: Georgia Southwestern College (1941–1942); Georgia Institute of Technology (1942–1943); United States Naval Academy (1947); Union College (1952–1953)
  • Religious Affiliation: Baptist
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy (1946–1954)
    • Farmer (1954–)
    • State Senator (1963–1966)
    • Governor of Georgia (1971–1975)
    • President (1977–1981)
    • Human rights activist
    • Foreign diplomat and peacekeeper
    • Writer
  • Writings: Why Not the Best?; A Government as Good as Its People; The Wit and Wisdom of Jimmy Carter; Keeping Faith; Everything to Gain; An Outdoor Journal; Turning Point; The Blood of Abraham; Always a Reckoning; Living Faith; The Virtues of Aging; An Hour Before Daylight

Campaign Poster

39 Jc, J.C. Can Save America, poster by Chelsea Marketing, c.1976

 

J. C. Can Save America! poster by Chelsea Marketing, c. 1976

(Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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