Politician

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Born:

Jimmy Carter is an American politician and philanthropist who served as the 39th president of the United States born on October 1, 1924, In U.S

Family Background:

He is the son of James Earl Carter Sr. and Lillian Gordy Carter.

Personal Life:

in 1946, He married Eleanor Rosalynn Smith and they have four children – three sons and one daughter.

Education:

He had attended public Schools in Plains, Georgia, Later He had studied at the Georgia Institute of Technology before being inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy in 1943, from where He had completed his graduation in 1946.

Career:

After He had been made a junior officer with the Navy, He had qualified for running a diesel-electric submarine and applied for the US Navy’s fledgling nuclear submarine program run by the-then Captain Hyman G. Rickover, who had a great influence on him. Later, He had gone on to study nuclear physics and had been elected as a mechanical engineering officer on one of the first atomic submarines.  He had started his political career by serving as a member of various local bodies, boards, schools, hospitals etc. From 1961 to 1966, He had served the fourteenth district of Georgia in the state Senate of Georgia. In 1966, He had decided not to seek re-election to the state Senate as he needed to contest the gubernatorial election. In the 1976 Presidential Elections, He had stood against the then president, Gerald Ford. Carter had won the Presidential election on November 2, 1976, with a narrow margin. He left office after losing to Ronald Reagan, Following which He had retired to Plains in Georgia. Other than being an influential figure in Habitat for Humanity, he was involved in diplomatic endeavors to forge a peace agreement with North Korea.

Jimmy Carter

Unknown Facts:

  • His real name is James Earl Carter Jr.
  • He had Watched Over 400 Movies While In Office.

Master Stroke:

  • ‘Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid’, had published in 2006, which had his chronicle on the talks between Menachem Begin of Israel and Anwar Sadat of Egypt that led to the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty. The book had been listed as a New York Times bestseller.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2002, He received the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • He has been nominated for Grammy Awards nine times.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Jimmy Carter, being able to achieve a compromise is a useful tool at the time of conflict.

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