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James E. Carter
by John T. Marck


 
 
 
 

 
 
 

JAMES CARTER

39th President

Term- January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981

Democratic Party

 

Birth: Plains, Georgia, October 1, 1924.

Marriage: Plains, Georgia, July 7, 1946 to Rosalynn Smith, who was born in Plains, Georgia, August 18, 1927.

Children: John William (Jack) (1947- ); James Earl III (Chip) (1950- ); Donnel Jeffrey (1952- ); Amy Lynn (1967- ).

Home: Plains, Georgia.

Education: Georgia Southwestern College; U.S. Naval Academy graduate (1946); Graduate work in nuclear physics in Union College.

Religion: Baptist

Occupation before Presidency: Farmer, warehouseman, businessman.

Military Service: Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy (1946-1953).

Pre-Presidential Offices: Georgia State Senator (1962-1966); Governor of Georgia (1971-1974).

Age at Inauguration: 52

Carter Administration: Vice President: Walter F. Mondale of Minnesota, Inauguration January 20, 1977, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Lecturing at colleges and universities; writing his memoirs; charity work.

Interesting Facts:

In 1978, Carter organized talks at Camp David between Israel and Egypt, resulting in a peace treaty.

In 1980, Carter failed miserably, having organized a military mission to Iran to rescue American Hostages.

Carter was the only President to have graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Copyright© John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.