Interesting Facts about President Jimmy Carter

President Jimmy Carter 39th President of the United States
- He was a peanut farmer
- He was one of 4 US Presidents who never appointed a Supreme Court judge
- He was the first US President in 100 years to have come from the Deep South
- He was the first US President to sign in with his nickname. James Earl Carter may well have done this to avoid being associated with James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King
- He was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win the Southern States. Bill Clinton, also a Southerner, only won four
- He was one of the first of a new generation of Southern Governors who rejected segregation as a thing of the past
- He is the only US President to have won the Nobel Peace Prize after leaving office, which he won in 2002
- Carter and his former Vice President Walter Mondale are the longest-surviving former Presidential ticket. Both are alive almost 20 years after they left office

1924 - (October 1) Born in Plains, Ga
1941-1942 - Attended Georgia Southwestern College
1942-1943 - Attended Georgia Institute of Technology
1943-1946 - Attended United States Naval Academy
1946 - (July 7) Married Eleanor Rosalynn Smith
1947 - Graduated United States Naval Academy
1947 - Son John William (Jack) was born
1950 - Son James Earl III (Chip) was born
1952 - Son Donnel Jeffrey (Jeff) was born
1952-1953 - Attended Union College
1967 - Daughter Amy Lynn was born
1977 - Carter is inaugurated as the 39th President of the U.S.
1977 - Carter pardons Vietnam War draft evaders
1978 - Carter invokes the Taft Hartley Act to end a strike of coal miners.
1978 - The Carter administration grants full diplomatic status to the People's Republic of China.
1979 - Carter approves development of the MX missile.
1979 - Iranian students take 66 Americans hostage at the American embassy in Tehran.
1980 - U.S. Olympic Committee votes to boycott the Moscow summer Olympics in support of Carter protesting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
1980 - Carter loses election to Ronald Reagan

39th President of the United States: Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)

President Jimmy Carter - Address to the Nation on Energy

Jimmy Carter: Crisis of Confidence

President Jimmy Carter - Inaugural Address


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