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Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia. He was the first president to be born in the hospital (the Wise Clinic in Plains). His parents were James Earl Carter (born 1894, died 1953), and Lillian Gordy Carter (born 1898, died 1983). Jimmy had 3 siblings, Ruth Carter (Stapleton), Gloria Carter (Spann), and William Alton (Billy) Carter. Jimmy Carter's ancestry was English, his religion is Baptist.

He went to the following schools:

- Plains High school, Georgia (1929-1941)

- Georgia Southwestern College, Americus, Georgia (1941-1942)

- Georgia Institute of Technology (1942-1943?

- United States Naval Academy, Annapolis (1943-1946 *class of 1947*)

- Union College, Schenectady, New York (1952-1953)

Some of Jimmy Carter's favorites are:

Sports and hobbies

- Played Basket ball in Plains High school

- Ran cross-country & played under-140 lb. football at Annapolis.

- Life-long tennis player

- Plays softball, billiards, bowls, fishes, hunts( especially wild turkey, quail, and dove)

- Rode a motorcycle before entering politics

- To keep in shape, rides a bicycle, jogs, plays tennis.

- Dances with Rosalynn

- Favorite spectator sport is basketball


- Orange juice, coffee, fruit, and cereal. Sometimes pancakes.


- Sirloin steak, medium rare

- Any kind of fish or poultry

- Corn bread

- Any vegetables except beans

- Salad with Roquefort dressing

- Frozen yogurt


- The Navy Hymn "Eternal Father Strong to Save"

- "Amazing Grace"

- "Blest Be the Tie That Binds"


- Blue

Gift to receive (as a youth)

- Books


- Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee

- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy


- Dylan Thomas

- Miller Williams


- Paul Tillich<...

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