1976 - 1980
Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia on October 1, 1924.
Jimmy Carter, President from 1977-81, was the first President to be born in a hospital.
Jimmy Carter's Vice President was Walter Mondale (1977-1981).
He was the only President born in Georgia
Carter was one of four Baptist Presidents.
At the age of 9, he bought 5 huge bales of cotton for 5 cents a pound. He stored the cotton and sold it a few years later when the price had more than tripled.
A giant peanut-shaped balloon was part of his Inauguration Day parade.
Jimmy Carter was the only president who commanded a submarine.
His brother Billy was popular during Jimmy's time as President. He even had a beer named after him, Billy Beer.
Jimmy had a pet dog named Grits.
Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter in a Presidential campaign debate.
September, 1976, Philadelphia.
National Archives and Records Administration.
President Carter insisted on being called "Jimmy" not "James."
Jimmy Carter is a speed-reader: he has been clocked at 2,000 words a minute with 95 percent comprehension.
Jimmy Cater studied nuclear physics at Annapolis.
He had a dog named Grits.
President Carter was a Democrat
He ended much of the ceremony and pageantry that had marked official receptions in the White House. He got rid of the trumpeters that announced the presidential family and the color guard. State dinners ended far sooner--about 11:00 p.m.
Jimmy Carter, 1977.
Library of Congress
Amy Carter was 9 when her father became president. She attended public schools near the White House and had a tree house built on the White House grounds. When she labeled White House trees as a school project, her father thought it was a good idea and made it official. Now all of the White House trees have labels with their common and Latin name as well as information about who planted them or gave them as a gift.
Jimmy Carter after leaving office supported the efforts of Habitat for Humanity. An organization the builds houses for poor Americans.