Jimmy Carter Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 97 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth October 1, 1924

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight 72.6 kg (160 lbs)
Body Type Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Known For 39th President of the United States
Nickname Jimmy
Full Name James Earl Carter Jr.
Profession Politician and Philanthropist
Nationality American
Birthplace Plains, Georgia, United States
Religion Baptist
Zodiac Sign Libra

James Earl Carter Jr. is an American former politician who served as the 39th president of the USA from 1977 to 1981. Also, he served as a member of the Democratic Party and previously served as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975 and as a Georgia state senator from 1963 to 1967. He is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work.

Career

In 1948, Carter started officer training for submarine duty and served aboard the USS Pomfret. In 1949, he was promoted to lieutenant junior grade.

He was attached to the diesel/electric USS K-1 (a.k.a. USS Barracuda) in 1951, qualified for command, and served in several positions including Executive Officer.

Jimmy Carter started working with the Navy’s nuclear submarine program, led at that time by Captain Hyman G. Rickover, in 1952.

When it comes to his real inspiration, he was inspired by his parents and then Rickover who had the greatest influence on his life.

He was assigned to the Nuclear Reactors Branch of the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, D.C., on a three-month temporary project.

From 1963 to 1967, Jimmy Carter served as a Georgia state senator. However, he established his broad career in the field of politics and gained much recognition in his life.

Jimmy Carter is known for his humanitarian work and got acclaimed in his life.

Achievements

In 2002, Jimmy Carter was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work. And that’s what he calls a big win.

Jimmy Carter Education

Qualification BS Physics
School Plains High School, Plains, Georgia, USA
College Georgia Southwestern College, Georgia Institute of Technology, US Naval Academy (1946), Union College

Jimmy Carter Career

Profession: Politician and Philanthropist

Known For: 39th President of the United States

Net Worth: USD $8 Million Approx.

Family & Relatives

Father: James Earl Carter Sr.

Mother: Lillian Gordy Carter

Brother(s): Billy Carter

Sister(s): Gloria Carter Spann, Ruth Carter Stapleton

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Rosalynn Carter (m. 1946)

Children: 4 Children

Son(s): Jack Carter, James Carter, Donnel Carter

Daughter(s): Amy Carter

Dating History:

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