James Earl Carter Jr.

In office: 1977-1981

Jimmy Carter (1924-) 

James Earl (Jimmy) Carter Jr. was born on October 1st, 1924 in Plains, Georgia to a farming family. He is often known as the peanut farmer. He was raised in a Baptist family which secured his Christian believes and his passion for social reform and human rights.  

In 1943 he went to the Naval Academy in Annapolis to study nuclear physics. Later he became a technical officer on an atomic submarine. When his father died in 1953, he returned home to take over the peanut farm. 

He was elected senator in Georgia before becoming a US President. 

Wife: Eleanor Rosalynn Smith (1928-), Married on 7 July 1946

Children: John William "Jack" Carter (1947-), James Earl "Chip" Carter III (1950-), Donnel Jeffrey "Jeff" Carter (1952-), Amy Lynn Carter (1967-)

Profession: Farmer

Party: Democrat

Results of 1976 presidential election

   Popular Votes
 Electoral Votes
 James E. Carter, Jr.  40.827.394  297
 Gerald R. Ford  39.145.977
 240
 Ronald Reagan    1

Interesting facts:

Since the end of World War II, Carter was the first US President to not get involved in a war abroad.

Nickname: Jimmy

"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America." (James E. Carter, Jr.)

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