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James Earl Carter, Jr. Facts and Trivia

Birthday: October 1, 1924
Birthplace: Plains, Georgia
College or University: Georgia Southwestern College, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S. Naval Academy, Union College
Religion: Baptist
Occupation or Profession: Peanut farmer, Sunday school teacher
Military Rank: Lieutenant
Married: Eleanor Rosalynn Smith
Children: John William (Jack), James Earl III (Chip), Donnel Jeffery (Jeff), and Amy Lynn
President number: 39th
Political Party: Democrat
Runner Up: Gerald R. Ford
Vice President: Walter F. Mondale
Age at Inauguration: 52
Served: 1977 - 1981
Number of terms: 1
Other Offices or Commissions: Governor of Georgia
Died: n/a
Age at Death: n/a
Place of Burial: n/a

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- Carter was the first American president to be born in a hospital.

- Carter grew up on a peanut farm in Georgia.

- Carter is the only U.S. president to have lived in housing subsidized for the poor.

- Carter served as a Christian Sunday school teacher throughout his life.

- After high school, Carter went to the United States Naval Academy and became a nuclear submarine engineer.

- James Carter, Jr was always known as Jimmy. He was sworn in as president as Jimmy Carter.

- During his presidency there was an energy crisis - causing a shortage of gasoline and high prices.

- In 1979, 52 Americans were captured at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran by a group of Islamic students and militants. They weren't released until the day Carter left office.

- In 2002, after his presidency, Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work "to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development" through The Carter Center.

 

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