Jimmy Carter, the Georgia Democrat who served as president from 1977-1981, turns 95 today.
Carter is the oldest-living U.S. president, a title he assumed on March 22, 2019 when he surpassed the lifespan of George H.W. Bush, who died at the age of 94 years, 171 days.
Born in Plains, Georgia on Oct. 1, 1924, the former Democratic president oversaw a time of both internal and external upheaval during his one term in the White House. After leaving Washington, D.C., Carter founded the Carter Center in Atlanta, a non-profit group that oversees elections and champions health care and peace initiatives.
The Carter Center is collecting birthday wishes for Carter. You can leave your message here.
Also, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta is hosting special events for the former president’s birthday. The museum is offering 95-cent admission all day and will remain open until 8 p.m. The museum is also offering a free screening of the Georgia-made film “Smokey and the Bandit” and a character look alike contest.
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