"James Earl" ""Jimmy"" "Carter, Jr." is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party who served as the List of Presidents of the United States/39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.

Carter, raised in rural Georgia, was a peanut farmer who served two terms as a Georgia Senate/Georgia State Senator and one as the List of Governors of Georgia/Governor of Georgia, from 1971 to 1975. He United States presidential election, 1976/was elected President in 1976, defeating incumbent president Gerald Ford in a relatively close election, running as an outsider who promised truth in government in the wake of the Watergate scandal. He is the second oldest (after George H. W. Bush) of America's four living former presidents.

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