President Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States
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James "Jimmy" Carter

Vice President: Walter Mondale
Born: October 1, 1924 in Plains, GA
Died: NA

Career/Occupation: Farmer and Public Official
Religion: Baptist
Education: Graduated from U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. (1946)
Political Party: Democratic
Nickname(s): Jimmy
Secret Service Code Name: Lock Master - or - Deacon

Other Government Positions:
Georgia State Senator, 1963-66
Governor of Georgia, 1971-75

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.
  • The first president to have separate secretaries of health and human services and education.
  • The first president to have appointed a secretary of energy.
  • The 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.
  • The 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, 217 days as of August 25, 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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