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