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Jimmy Carter

39th President of the United States

(1977-1981)

"Two centuries ago, our Nation's birth was a milestone in the long quest for freedom, but the bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of our nation still awaits its consummation, I have no new dream to set forth, but rather urge a fresh faith in the old dream."

--Inaugural Address, 1977


Full Name: James Earl Carter, Jr.

Born: October 1, 1924

Birthplace: Plains, Georgia

Father: James E. Carter, Sr. (1894-1953)

Mother: Lillian Gordy Carter (1898-1983)

Wife: Rosalynn Carter (1927-    )

Married: July 7, 1946

Religious Preference: Baptist

Previous Experience: Farmer, businessman, Georgia Senate, Governor of Georgia

Political Party: Democratic

Age at Inauguration: 52

Term of Office: January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981

Vice-President: Walter F. Mondale (1977-1981)


Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1976 Jimmy Carter (D) 297 40,825,839
  Gerald Ford (R) 241 39,147,770