"President" James Earl "Jimmy" Carter JR
October 1, 1924-____
Father: James Earl Carter SR (September 12, 1894-July 22, 1953)
- BIRTH: October 1, 1924, Plains, Sumter County, Georgia
Mother: Bessie Lillian GORDY (August 15, 1898-October 30, 1983)
Eleanor Rosalynn SMITH (August 18, 1927-____)
- FACTS: Jimmy Carter grew up on a farm in Georgia and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946. After working with the nuclear submarine program, he resigned his commission in 1953 and returned to farming. In 1962 he entered local politics and by 1971 was elected Governor of Georgia. In the presidential election of 1976 Carter, a dark horse candidate of the Democratic party, defeated incumbent Gerald R. Ford. Although he worked hard to champion human rights and responsible government, his term was dogged by high inflation, high unemployment and an energy crisis. As if that weren't bad enough, the last fourteen months of his term were doomed by an ongoing hostage situation at the U.S. Embassy in Iran. Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale ran for a second term in 1980, but they were defeated by Republicans Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Since leaving office, Carter has worked internationally for the disenfranchised, fighting hunger and poverty through a variety of non-profit organizations. In 2002 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his years of humanitarian work.
Carter's best-known achievement as president was the peace treaty he negotiated between Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat and Israeli Premier Menachem Begin. The treaty is known as the Camp David Accords for the presidential retreat where the trio negotiated for 13 days before reaching the agreement. Sadat and Begin shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize...For many years Carter taught Sunday school at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.
John William CARTER (July 3, 1947-____)
James Earl CARTER III (April 12, 1950-____)
Donnel Jeffrey CARTER (August 18, 1952-____)
Amy Lynn CARTER (October 19, 1967-____)
William Archibald CARTER
|James Earl Carter SR |
| |Nina PRATT
|--"President" James Earl "Jimmy" Carter JR
| James Jackson "Jim Jack" GORDY
|Bessie Lillian GORDY|
|Mary Ida NICHOLSON
SOURCE: Family Trees of Thomas Jefferson and Other Famous Americans
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