James Earl Carter Jr. is an American politician and philanthropist. He served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in co-founding the Carter Center. He is the earliest-serving of the five living U.S. presidents.
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James Earl Carter Jr. is an American politician and philanthropist. He served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in co-founding the Carter Center. He is the earliest-serving of the five living U.S. presidents and the first to live beyond the age of 95. He was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, to Bessie L and James Earl Carter Sr. Carter is a descendant of English immigrant Thomas Carter, who settled in Virginia in 1635. His father was a successful businessman, who ran a local store and was a general reserve in the U. S. Army Quartermaster Corps. Carter’s father had previously served as a second lieutenant in the QuarterMaster Corps. 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. Carter was the first president to be in a hospital as a registered nurse. He also served as governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975, and as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1963 to 1967. He previously served in the Georgia State Senate and the Georgia Senate. Carter has been involved in many political and social projects as a private citizen since leaving the presidency, including co-founder of the Carter Centre in 1982. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Rosalynn, and their daughter, Rosie, and has a son and daughter-in-law, both of whom live in Atlanta, Georgia with their husband, former Georgia Gov.
Robert C. Carter, and a daughter, Roxanne Carter. Carter died on December 25, 2013, at the age 94. He had a son, James Earl Jr., with his daughter, Robin, and step-daughter, Robin Carter, with whom he has two sons, Robyn Carter, Jr. and Robert Carter, III. Carter served as Georgia’s governor from 1970 to 1975. He won the 1976 Democratic presidential nomination as an outsider and narrowly defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford. In 1980, Carter faced a challenge from Senator Ted Kennedy in the primaries, but he won re-nomination at the 1980 Democratic National Convention. He lost the general election to Republican nominee Ronald Reagan in an electoral landslide. Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties, and the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. He led a 1980 Summer Olympics boycott in Moscow. He ended détente, imposed a grain embargo against the Soviets, enunciated the Carter Doctrine, and led a1980 Summer Olympics boycot in Moscow, and established a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology. On his second day in office, Carter pardoned all the Vietnam War draft evaders by issuing Proclamation 4483. On the economic front, he confronted stagflation, a persistent combination of high inflation, high unemployment and slow growth.