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He was sworn into the presidency under his nickname "Jimmy."
He was the first president since 1932 to lose re-election.
He presided over the creation of the Department of Energy.
During his term, the Panama Canal treaties and the Camp David Accord were signed.


Jimmy Carter
(October 1, 1924 - )

Life Facts

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First Lady: Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter, Wife
Number of Children: 4
Education Level: College
School Attended: United States Naval Academy
Religion: Baptist
Profession: Military, Farmer, Business
Military Service: Lt.

Public Service:
Dates of Presidency: 1/20/1977 - 1/20/1981
Presidency Number: 39
Number of Terms: 1
Why Presidency Ended: Defeated
Party: Democratic
His Vice President(s): Walter F. Mondale
Governor of a State: GA (1971-1975)
State Legislative Service: GA (1963-1967)
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Jimmy Carter National Historical Site
Library: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Other Sites: The Carter Center

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
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Papers: Jimmy Carter Library - Atlanta, GA, 404-331-3942
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Jimmy Carter Life Portrait: From Jimmy Carter National Historic Site - Plains, GA
 Guests included: Doug Brinkley, author, The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House; Leo Ribuffo, professor, George Washington University; Fred Boyles, superintendent, Carter National Historic Site; Maxine Reese, Peanut Brigade and Plains resident; and Annette Wise, teacher WatchOrder videotape

1999 Carter interview Watch

  Stephen Frantzich on Carter's diary Watch

1977 Inauguration Watch
Carter on 1976 presidential candidacy Watch

1976 campaign ad Watch

1977 "fireside chat" on energy  Watch

Doug Brinkley on Carter's early political career Watch

1977 University of Notre Dame commencement  Watch

Hedrik Hertzberg on Carter's character Watch

  1979 "Malaise" speech on energy crisis Watch

Carter on Soviet invasion of Afghanistan Watch

  Peter Bourne, Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography Watch

Carter vacations Watch

Carter on Camp David accords  Watch

Carter on rescue attempt of American hostages (1980) Watch

  1980 Carter - Reagan debate Watch

1998 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter interview Watch

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