|James Earl Carter: A Chronology of His
Life and Career
Carter (he almost never used his full name) was
relatively unknown outside of his native Georgia when he
announced his intention to run for President of the
United States. After winning the Democratic nomination on
the first ballot, he went on to defeat incumbent President
Gerald Ford by a popular vote
margin of 40,800,000 to 39,100,000.
|October 1, 1924
||Born in Plains, Georgia.
||Graduated from the Archery (Ga.)
||Attended Georgia Southwestern
||Attended Georgia Institute of
||Enrolled in the U.S. Naval
|July 7, 1946
||Married Eleanor Rosalynn Smith.
||Entered submarine school.
||Accepted into the U.S. Navy's
prototype nuclear submarine training program.
||Resigned from the Navy to take
over the family farm in Plains.
||Elected to the Georgia State
||Ran unsuccessfully for Governor
||Elected Governor of Georgia.
||Elected President of the
||Lost his bid for a second term
||The Carter Presidential Library
opened in Atlanta, Georgia.
||Became University Distinguished
Professor at Emory University.
||The Carter Center was dedicated
||Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter both
received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
||Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel
||Jimmy Carter became the first
President, in or out of office, to visit Cuba
since the 1959 Revolution.
Why Not the Best? (1975)
A Government as Good as Its People (1977)
Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President (1983)
Negotiation: The Alternative to Hostility (1984)
The Blood of Abraham: Insights into the Middle East
Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of
Your Life (1987)
An Outdoor Journal (1988)
Turning Point: A Candidate, a State, and a Nation
Come of Age (1993)
Talking Peace: A Vision for the Next Generation
Always a Reckoning (1995)
The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer (1995)
Sources of Strength:
Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith (1997)
The Virtues of Aging (1998)
An Hour Before Daylight:
Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood
Christmas in Plains: Memories (2001)
Palestine: Peace Not Aparthied (2007)
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence,
and Power (2015)
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety (2016)
Jimmy Carter Library www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site www.nps.gov/jica
The Carter Center www.cartercenter.org
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