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Happy 95th Birthday, Jimmy Carter

by Andrea Greengard
President Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter, the son of a peanut farmer who served as America’s 39th president, turned 95 on October 1, 2019. He is the oldest living former U.S. president, which is a title previously held by the late George H. W. Bush.

People may leave President Carter a birthday wish from anywhere in the world, through the Carter Center website located here. Thousands of messages have been left so far from people as close as his home state of Georgia and as far as South Korea, Zambia, and Australia

Jimmy Carter is American politician and philanthropist who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a Georgia State Senator from 1963 to 1967 and as the 76th Governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. After his presidency, Carter has remained active in the private sector.

President Jimmy Carter

President Jimmy Carter

In 1982, Carter founded the Carter Center, a non-governmental and non-profit organization with the purpose of advancing human rights and alleviating human suffering, including helping improve the quality of life for people in more than 80 countries. President Carter also holds an illustrious legacy as a champion of human rights, earning him a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his dedication to international democracy building, conflict resolution, and development programs.

He is also the recipient of three Grammys for Best Spoken Word Album and has traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, monitor elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations. Carter is considered a key figure in the Habitat for Humanity charity. He has also written over 30 books ranging from political memoirs to poetry while continuing to actively comment on ongoing American and global affairs, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Carter and his wife Rosalynn are well known for their work as volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, a Georgia-based philanthropy that helps low-income working people around the world to build and buy their own homes and access clean water.

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