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President Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States
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James "Jimmy" Carter
1977-1981


Vice President: Walter Mondale
Born:
Died: NA

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Political Party: Democratic
Nickname(s): Jimmy

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Presidential Salary: $200,000/year + $50,000 expense account



Presidential Firsts:





  • The first president born in Georgia.
  • First president to visit Nigeria while in office.
  • The first president who was born in a hospital.
    He was born in the Wise Sanitarium of Plains, Georgia, in 1924.
  • The first president to attend the United States Naval Academy.
  • First president to use a nickname in an official capacity.

  • His full name is James Earl Carter Jr, but he is better known by his nickname, "Jimmy" Carter, which was used on all official documents while he was president.





  • First president to receive the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights.
  • First president to have separate secretaries of health and human services and education.
  • First president to have appointed a secretary of energy.
  • First president who completed at least one full term in office and never made a nomination to the United States Supreme Court.
  • First president to win fewer states than his opponent while winning both a majority of Electoral College votes and a majority of popular votes.
  • First president to have a post-presidency of 35 years.

  • Carter left office on January 20, 1981, and his post-presidency is ongoing – at 38 years, 165 days as of July 4, 2019.





  • First president to have hosted an official papal visit at the White House.
    In 1979, Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit a sitting president at the White House
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