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Jimmy Carter


Picture of Jimmy Carter
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1976 Democratic President 3742284 Loss
11-04-1980 Democratic President 3083661 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia
Married: Rosalynn (m. 1946, d. 2023)
Children: John William, James Earl III, Donnel Jeffrey, Amy Lynn
Military Service: USN

1962-1966: Member, Georgia State Senate
1966: Candidate for Governor of Georgia (Lost)
1970-1975: Governor of Georgia
1977-1981: President of the United States
1980: Primary Candidate for President (Lost; 37.7%)*

  • AWARD: Nobel Peace Prize (2002)
  • AWARD: Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999) 
  • Carter lost the 1980 California Primary to Ted Kennedy, but won enough states to gain the Democratic nomination.
  • PLACENAME: James Earl Carter Elementary School is located in Palm Desert, CA.
  • PLACENAME: The USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23) is a Seawolf-class attack submarine.