Last updated on: 3/13/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Jimmy Carter Biography

Title:
39th President of the United States
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:
Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Trustee, Carter Center, 1982-present
  • University Distinguished Professor, Emory University, 1982-present
  • Deacon, Maranatha Baptist Church, Plains (GA)
  • Board Member, Habitat for Humanity
  • Recipient, Nobel Peace Prize, 2002
  • 39th President of the United States, Jan. 20, 1977-1981
  • 76th Governor of Georgia, Jan. 12, 1971-1976
  • Former Chairman: Southern Regional Education Board, Appalachian Regional Commission, Coastal Plains Regional Action Planning Commission, and Southern Growth Policies Board
  • Democratic National Campaign Chairman, 1974
  • Georgia State Senator, 1962-1970
  • Former Operator, Carter’s Warehouse (general-purpose seed and farm supply company) in Plains, GA
Education:
  • BS, Physics, United States Naval Academy, 1946
  • Attended Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Attended Georgia Southwestern College
Other:
  • Volunteers one week a year for Habitat for Humanity
  • Served in the United States Navy, 1946-1953
  • Legal name is James Earl Carter, Jr.
  • Born Oct. 1, 1924 in Plains, GA
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Death Penalty Deter Crime?