Jimmy Carter, 39th U.S. President
About Jimmy Carter
James Earl Carter Jr., was born on Oct. 1, 1924, in Plains, Ga., near Americus. A former peanut farmer who served two terms as a Georgia state senator and one as governor, Carter was elected to the White House in 1976. Following his one term as president of the United States, he has spent his recent years pursuing peace and human rights, efforts that won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.