39th President of the United States
to the question
"Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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
- BS, Physics, United States Naval Academy, 1946
- Attended Georgia Institute of Technology
- Attended Georgia Southwestern College
- 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:
Does the Death Penalty Deter Crime?