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:
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?