Profession : American Politician
Born : 1924-October-01
Age : 98 years old
Birthplace : Plains, Georgia, United States of America
Nationality : American
Jimmy Carter’s full name is James Earl Carter Jr., and he served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. As a member of the Democratic Party, he served as a Georgia state senator from 1963 to 1967 and as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. Carter is famous for his post-presidential work, such as his efforts to promote human rights, diplomacy, and humanitarian causes.
Before being involved in politics, Carter served in the United States Navy and later returned to Georgia to take over his family's peanut farming business. Then, he was involved in local politics and was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1962. In the 1976 presidential election, Carter defeated incumbent President Gerald Ford and became the first president from the Deep South after the civil war. However, his presidency consisted of both domestic and foreign policy challenges. Locally, he faced high inflation, energy crises, and a struggling economy. Hence, he implemented policies related to energy conservation and deregulation.
Carter pursued a policy of human rights and emphasized the promotion of democracy and human rights around the world. Here, he played a significant role in negotiating the Camp David Accords in 1978, which led to the historic peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. But, his presidency faced several challenges like the Iran hostage crisis. However, Carter was unsuccessful in his effort for re-election in 1980 and lost to Republican candidate Ronald Reagan. After leaving the presidency, he established the Carter Center to promote democracy, human rights, and alleviating poverty around the world.
Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his initiatives in advancing democracy and human rights around the world. Carter's wife is Rosalynn Carter, and they married in 1946. Rosalynn Carter is an American writer and activist.