Jimmy Carter Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Jimmy Carter Quick Info
Height5 ft 9½ in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthOctober 1, 1924
Zodiac SignLibra
SpouseRosalynn Smith

Jimmy Carter is an American politician, philanthropist, and former farmer who is known for serving as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was also honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his work in co-founding the Carter Center.

Born Name

James Earl Carter Jr.

Nick Name

Jimmy, The Peanut Farmer, Deacon

Jimmy Carter as seen in his presidential photograph in January 1977
Jimmy Carter as seen in his presidential photograph in January 1977 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration / U.S. Federal Government / Public Domain)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Plains, Sumter County, Georgia, United States

Residence

Plains, Sumter County, Georgia, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Jimmy Carter studied at Georgia Southwestern College and Georgia Institute of Technology. Later, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy located in Annapolis, Maryland and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Afterward, he got enrolled at the Union College located in Schenectady, New York.

Occupation

Politician, Philanthropist, Former Farmer

Family

  • Father – James Earl Carter Sr. (Politician, Businessman, Farmer)
  • Mother – Lillian Gordy Carter (Nurse)
  • Siblings – Gloria Carter Spann (Younger Sister) (Motorcyclist, Activist), Ruth Carter Stapleton (Younger Sister), Billy Carter (Younger Brother) (Farmer, Businessman, Brewer, Politician)
  • Others – Jason Carter (Grandson) (Lawyer, Politician), June Carter Cash (Distant Cousin) (Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Dancer, Comedian, Author), Davin Stanley (Distant Cousin)

Build

Average

From Left to Right - Martti Ahtisaari, William Hague, Jimmy Carter, and Lakhdar Brahimi as seen while meeting in London, England in July 2013
From Left to Right – Martti Ahtisaari, William Hague, Jimmy Carter, and Lakhdar Brahimi as seen while meeting in London, England in July 2013 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office / Flickr / Open Government Licence)

Height

5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jimmy Carter has dated –

  1. Jean Childs
  2. Rosalynn Smith (1976-Present) – The duo got married on July 7, 1946, in the Plains Methodist Church and became parents to 4 children including son Jack Carter and daughter Amy Carter.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Jimmy Carter is of English, Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Scottish, French, and Dutch descent.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Broad smile
  • Deep-set eyes

Religion

Christianity

Jimmy Carter as shown during a Google Hangout session held during the LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit on April 8, 2014, in Austin, Texas
Jimmy Carter as shown during a Google Hangout session held during the LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit on April 8, 2014, in Austin, Texas (Lauren Gerson / Flickr / Public Domain)

Jimmy Carter Favorite Things

  • President – Harry Truman

SourceIMDb

Jimmy Carter Facts

  1. He is the first U.S. president who was born in a hospital and once lived in housing subsidized for the poor.
  2. Jimmy Carter received the nickname ‘Deacon’ as his Secret Service code name.
  3. Through his mother’s side, he was related to the highly acclaimed singer, Elvis Presley.
  4. He shared a great bond with the 38th president of the United States, Gerald Ford.
  5. Jimmy Carter lost his father and younger siblings to pancreatic cancer while his mother died of breast cancer.
  6. He once said, “Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.”

Featured Image by U.S. National Archives and Records Administration / U.S. Federal Government / Public Domain

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