Carter’s Parents Jimmy Carter’s father was Earl Carter. He was a peanut warehouserwho had served in the Georgia state legislature. His mother’s name was Lillian Gordy. She worked as a nurse.
Carter’s Birth Jimmy Carter was born on Oct. 1, 1924. He was born in Plains, Georgia, U.S.
Carter’s College Years Jimmy Carter attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Then in 1946, Carter graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
Carter Gets Married Then in 1946, Jimmy Carter got married. He was married on July 7, 1946. He married got married to Rosalynn Smith who was from Carter's hometown, Plains, Georgia. Jimmy and Rosalynn had four children together: 3 sons - John, James, and Donnel 1 daughter - Amy
Carter joins the navy Carter then served in the U.S. Navy for seven years, serving submarine duty for five years. Then in 1953, Jimmy Carter’s father died. Carter resigned his commission and returned to Georgia to manage the family peanut farm.
Carter for Senate And Governor In 1962, Carter won the election for Georgia State Senate as a Democrat. He was then reelected in 1964. In 1966 Jimmy Carter ran for governor of Georgia but he lost the election. In 1970 though, when Carter ran again for governor of Georgia, he won.
Carter For President In 1974, just before his term as governor ended, Carter announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president. In November 1976, Jimmy Carter won the election against former president Gerald Ford and became the 39th president of the U. S. as a Democrat with Walter Mondale as his vice president.
Carter Runs Again For President Jimmy Carter won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1980. Carter was defeated by the Republican nominee, a former actor and governor of California, Ronald W. Reagan.
After Carter’s Presidency After Carter retired from president he returned to his hometown. After leaving office, Carter also became an author, writing on a variety of topics.
“America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.”-Jimmy Carter