Jimmy Carter Biography

  • Jimmy Carter

    Quick Facts Of Jimmy Carter

    Celebrated NameJimmy Carter
    Age95 Years
    Nick NameJimmy
    Birth NameJames Earl Carter Jr.
    Birth Date1924-10-01
    ProfessionPolitical Pundit
    Birth NationUSA
    Place Of BirthPlains, Georgia
    MotherBessie Lillian
    FatherJames Earl Carter Sr.
    High SchoolPlains High School
    Marital StatusMarried
    Famous ForBeing the 39th president of the United States
    Height177 cm
    Weight70 Kg
    Eye ColorBlue
    Hair ColorGray
    Home TownPlains
    Sexual OrientationStraight
    Married DateJuly 7, 1946
    Net Worth$7 Million

  • James Earl Carter Jr. popularly known by the name Jimmy Carter is an American politician and philanthropist. He served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He is a Democrat. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in co-founding the Carter Center in 2002.

    What is Jimmy Carter Famous For?

    • Served as the 29th president of the United States.
    • Winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. 

    Where was Jimmy Carter Born?

    Jimmy Carter was born on 1 October 1924. His birth name is James Earl Carter Jr. He was born to a father, James Earl Carter Sr., and a mother, Bessie Lillian. His birthplace is in Plains, Georgia in the United States. He holds American nationality. He had 3 siblings, Gloria, Ruth, and Billy. All three of his siblings died of pancreatic cancer. 

    He attended the Plains High School from 1937 to 1941. He then started undergraduate coursework in engineering at Georgia Southwestern College in nearby Americus. He transferred to the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 1942. 

    Career of Jimmy Carter

    He achieved admission to the Naval Academy in 1943. He graduated from the academy in 1946. 

    He was promoted to lieutenant junior grade in 1949. 

    He served in the inactive Navy Reserve until 1961. He left the service with the rank of lieutenant. 

    He was awarded American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, China Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. 


    After his Navy career, he transitioned into agribusiness. The first-year of his agribusiness did not turn out to be a success, he took classes, learned agriculture and accounting as well. Soon, he was able to grow business and become successful. 


    He served as a member of the Georgia state senator from the 14th district from 1963 to 1967. 

    He then served as the governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. 

    He then became the 39th president of the United States. 

    He announced his candidacy for President of the United States in December 1974.

    He later went on to serve as the president from 1977 to 1981. 

    He ran for President of the United States for the second time. However, he was defeated by Republican Ronald Reagan.

    Post Presidency

    After his presidency, he remained active in the private sector. 

    He founded the non-governmental and non-profit organization, Carter Center in 1982. 

    He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in co-founding the Carter Center in 2002. 

    Who is Jimmy Carter Married to?

    Jimmy Carter fell in love with his sister Ruth’s friend Rosalynn Smith while at the Naval Academy. Shortly after his graduation on 7 July 1946, the two got married. The couple has 4 children together, John William (Jack), James III, Donnel, Amy Lynn.

    He underwent elective surgery in August 2015 to remove a small mass on his liver. He announced in the same month that he had been diagnosed with cancer that had metastasized. He disclosed that melanoma had been found in his brain and liver. He announced in December 2015 that his medical scans no longer show any cancer. 

  • Did You Know?

    • His father served as a reserve lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s Quartermaster Corps during World War I.
    • He was s sprint football player for the Navy Midshipmen.
    • He was named an honorary citizen of Peru in October 1984.
    • He criticized the Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina.
    • He serves as an Honorary Chair for the World Justice Project.
    • He occasionally teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church.
    • He is known for his strong opposition to the death penalty.
    • He supports same-sex marriage.
    • He loves painting, fly-fishing, woodworking, cycling, tennis, and skiing.
    • He had made arrangements to be buried in front of his home in Plains, Georgia.

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