Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter Peanut statue - Plains, Georgia


  • Thirty-ninth President (1977-1981)
  • Birthday: October 1, 1924 (Wednesday)
  • Birthplace: Plains, Georgia
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Length of Retirement: 13,430+ days
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Party: Democratic

Jimmy Carter Offices Held

  • Governor of Georgia (1971-1975)
  • Georgia State Senator (1963-1967)
  • Peanut Farmer

Jimmy Carter Nicknames

  • Jimmy
  • The Peanut Farmer
  • President Malaise
  • Cousin Hot
  • Hot Shot

Jimmy Carter Pets

  • Dogs (some named: Grits and Lewis Brown)
  • Cat (Misty Malarky Ying Yang)

Jimmy Carter Personal Traits

  • Height: 5 feet – 9-1/2 inches

Jimmy Carter Quotes

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.
The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.
We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.
I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.
People who embark on a mission or crusade without being united almost inevitably lose.
We weaken ourselves when we ignore our need to forgive those who may have wronged us.
When our moral values become a source of pride and prejudice against others, then they become an affliction instead of an asset.
Only at night can we see the stars, and the darker the night gets, the more stars we see.
(From a Prayer in "Through the Year with Jimmy Carter") Let me remember that Jesus came to give me life, not death.
As President and in later years I've had many opportunities to travel and learn the unique perspectives of people around the world. As a result, I've begun to see that Americans are legitimately subject to tough criticism, because quite often we're far better at preaching Christian principles than we are at putting them into practice.
Freedom of worship is a precious thing - a painful discovery when we lose it.
Science does not eliminate miracles. It simply lets us see how miraculous is God's creation.
"I was fishing one afternoon…and a rabbit was being chased by hounds... he jumped in the water and swam toward my boat. When he got almost there, I splashed some water with a paddle." (The "Killer Rabbit" that "attacked" Carter as he was fishing in a boat)

Jimmy Carter Timeline – Family

  • September 12, 1894 James Earl Carter, Sr. (Father) born in Arlington, Georgia.
  • August 15, 1898 Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (Mother) born in Richland, Georgia.
  • September 27, 1923 James Earl Carter, Sr. (Father) marries Bessie Lillian Gordy (Mother).
  • October 1, 1924 James “Jimmy” Earl Carter, Jr. born in Plains, Georgia.
  • October 22, 1926 Gloria Carter Spann (Sister) born in Plains, Georgia.
  • August 18, 1927 Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter (Wife) born in Plains, Georgia.
  • August 7, 1929 Ruth Carter Stapleton (Sister) born in Plains, Georgia.
  • March 29, 1937 William “Billy” Alton Carter III (Brother) born in Plains, Georgia.
  • July 7, 1946 James “Jimmy” Earl Carter, Jr. marries Rosalynn Smith in Plains, Georgia.
  • July 3, 1947 John “Jack” William Carter (Son) born in Portsmouth, Virginia.
  • April 12, 1950 James “Chip” Earl Carter (Son) born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • August 18, 1952 Donnel Jeffery “Jeff” Carter (Son) born in New London, Connecticut.
  • July 23, 1953 James Earl Carter, Sr. (Father) dies in Plains, Georgia.
  • October 19, 1967 Amy Lynn Carter (Wentzel) (Daughter) born in Plains, Georgia.
  • September 26, 1983 Ruth Carter Stapleton (Sister) dies in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • October 30, 1983 Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (Mother) dies in Americus, Georgia.
  • September 25, 1988 William “Billy” Alton Carter III (Brother) dies in Plains, Georgia.
  • March 5, 1990 Gloria Carter Spann (Sister) dies in Americus, Georgia.

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