Former President of the United States. Children: John William Carter, James Earl Carter III, Donnel Jeffrey Carter, Amy Carter (Amy Lynn Carter). Attended Georgia Southwestern College 1941-1942, GA Inst. Tech., 1942-1943, U.S. Naval Academy 1946.
Graduated from the Naval Academy in 1946 and then served in the Navy for 7 years.
Was elected Governor of Georgia in 1970.
Portrayed by Dan Aykroyd on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
Was a close friend of Gerald Ford despite their quite different political ideologies and the fact he defeated Ford in the 1976 presidential election.
President of the United States (1977-1981).
Helped mediate the historic Camp David accords in 1978.
Led a major boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan.
After leaving the White House, Carter returned to Georgia, where, in 1982, he founded the nonprofit Carter Center in Atlanta to promote peace and human rights worldwide. The Center has initiated projects in more than 65 countries to resolve conflicts, prevent human rights abuses, build democracy, improve health, and revitalize urban areas. He and his wife, Rosalynn, still reside in Plains.
He was the commencement speaker at the 1998 Commencement Ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Rosalynn were both awarded honorary doctorates from the university.
Won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development." [October 11, 2002]
Performed at the "One Less Tear" cancer benefit with wife Rosalynn in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, July 24, 2002.
Won 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian efforts
Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors." New Revision Series, Volume 155, pages 50-58. Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2007.
Nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award for "Sunday Mornings In Plains: Bringing Peace To A Changing World" [Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)].
To date (2009), only US President to have a National Historic Site named in his honor (300 N Bond Street, Plains, GA 31780-5562), site of Carter's former boyhood residential neighborhood.