“Hello” Jimmy Carter Born 1 October 1924



James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) and was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office. Before he became President, Carter, a Democrat, served as a U.S. Naval officer, was a peanut farmer, served two terms as a Georgia State Senator and one as Governor of Georgia (1971–1975).

In foreign affairs, Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties, the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks(SALT II), and returned the Panama Canal Zone to Panama. The end of his presidential office was marked by the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow  and the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state.




He lost the 1980 election to Ronald Reagan, the Republican candidate. On January 20, 1981, minutes after Carter’s term in office ended, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Iran were released, ending the 444-day Iran hostage crisis.

Carter and his wife Rosalynn founded the Carter Centre in 1982,  a not-for-profit organisation that works to advance human rights. He has travelled throughout the world to conduct peace negotiations, observe elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations.


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