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James Earl Carter Jr. served as the 39th President of the United States from 1975-1979. Jimmy Carter was born in 1924.


Jimmy Carter was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1962 to represent the newly created 14th District, taking office in January 1963. Carter was re-elected to the Senate in 1964.

In 1966 Carter retired from the Senate in order to run for Governor of Georgia, But came in a distant third in the Democratic Primary against Former Governor Ellis Arnall, and Segregationist Businessman Lester Maddox. Maddox would go on to win the election. Carter left the State Senate in January 1967. In 1970 Carter launched a second campaign for Governor and won the nomination and later, the election. Carter was sworn in as Governor in January 1971.

In 1974 Carter was term limited from running for a second term as Governor and ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. He won the nomination and chose U.S. Senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota as his running mate. In November the Carter/Mondale ticket defeated the Incumbent Gerald Ford. Carter left office as Governor and was sworn in as President six days later in 1975. In 1978 Carter lost re-election to Ronald Reagan. He left office in January 1979.

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39th President of the United States.

January 20, 1975-January 20, 1979.

76th Governor of Georgia.

January 12, 1971-January 14, 1975.

Georgia State Senator from the 14th District.

January 14, 1963-January 10, 1967.

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