39th President of the United States
(January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981)
Full Name: James Earl Carter, Jr.
Born: October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia
Father: James Earl Carter, Sr.
Mother: Lillian Gordy Carter
Married: Eleanor Rosalynn Smith (1928- ), on July 7, 1946
Children: John William "Jack" Carter (1947- ); James Earl "Chip" Carter III (1950- ); Donnel Jeffrey "Jeff" Carter (1952- ); Amy Lynn Carter (1967- )
Education: Graduated from U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. (1946)
Occupation: Farmer, public official
Political Party: Democrat
Other Government Positions:
- Georgia State Senator, 1963-66
- Governor of Georgia, 1971-75
Presidential Salary: $200,000/year + $50,000 expense account
Vice President: Walter F. Mondale (1977-81)
- Secretary of State
- Cyrus R. Vance (1977-80)
Edmund S. Muskie (1980-81)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- W. Michael Blumenthal (1977-79)
G. William Miller (1979-81)
- Secretary of Defense
- Harold Brown (1977-81)
- Attorney General
- Griffin B. Bell (1977-79)
Benjamin R. Civiletti (1979-81)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Cecil D. Andrus (1977-81)
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Robert S. Bergland (1977-81)
- Secretary of Commerce
- Juanita M. Kreps (1977-79)
Philip Klutznick (1979-81)
- Secretary of Labor
- F. Ray Marshall (1977-81)
- Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
- Joseph A. Califano, Jr. (1977-79)
Patricia R. Harris (1979-80)
- Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Patricia R. Harris (1980-81)
- Secretary of Education
- Shirley Hufstedler (1980-81)
- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- Patricia R. Harris (1977-79)
Moon Landrieu (1979-81)
- Secretary of Transportation
- Brock Adams (1977-79)
Neil E. Goldschmidt (1979-81)
- Secretary of Energy
- James R. Schlesinger (1977-79)
Charles W. Duncan, Jr. (1979-81)
- Jimmy Carter -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- Jimmy Carter -- from The American President
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- Jimmy Carter -- from Character Above All
- From a PBS broadcast of the same name, this essay excerpt by Hendrik Hertzberg discusses some of the issues and events that molded Carter.
- Jimmy Carter's Presidency -- from From Revolution to Reconstruction
- An brief examination of the Carter presidency's highlights and lowlights.
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Other Internet Resources:
- Carter Center
- A public policy institute founder by Carter in 1982. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, current interviews, speeches, and opinions by Mr. and Mrs. Carter, as well as news, programs, and tour information are available.
- Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
- Tourist information on the Carter residence, boyhood home, high school and visitor center in Plains, Georgia.
- Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
- Research center and museum exhibits on the Carters located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Points of Interest:
- Carter's father owned a peanut farm.
- In 1942 Carter won the election for Georgia State Senate. Initially his opponent was declared the winner but it was proven that voter fraud had been committed. Carter was declared the rightful winner.
- In 2002 Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.