Jimmy Carter

39th US President, Humanitarian
1978 National Conservation Achievement Award

1994 National Freedom Award 1994 Audubon Medal

1994 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize
1999 Presidential Medal of Freedom
2002 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism
The Elders

birthdate: October 1               birthplace: Plains, Georgia

James Earl Carter, Jr. was the 39th President of the United States and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. During his Administration as President, Jimmy Carter achieved many notable accomplishments: domestically, he created two cabinet-level departments, the Department of Energy and the Department of Education; internationally, he helped negotiate peace between Israel and Egypt and an important arms treaty (SALT II) with the Soviet Union.

After leaving office, Jimmy Carter continued his involvement in domestic and international affairs. He and his wife Rosalyn founded the Carter Center to promote democracy, human rights and better health around the world. The Center is founded on the belief that "everyone on earth should be able to live in peace." Jimmy Carter has traveled all around the world to assist in peace negotiations, relief efforts and to monitor democratic elections. He has also written 27 books that share his wisdom and experience on important social issues. For his dedication to a better world, President Carter has received many honors in addition to the Nobel Peace Prize, including the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the United Nations Human Rights Award. In 2007 he was one of the founders of The Elders, an international organization of some of the world's leading social change advocates (like Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson and Muhammad Yunus), to address the planet's most pressing social issues.

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