Carter becomes the first president to reach 95th birthday

Carter becomes the first president to reach 95th birthday
Jimmy Carter (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – There must be some inverse relationship between longevity and competence.]

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 95th birthday on Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that age.

He was born in Plains, Ga., on Oct. 1, 1924. Carter, a Democrat, served in the White House from 1977-1981.

His one-term in office was marked by inflation and the Iran Hostage crisis, but since leaving office, he has had a notable influence with his humanitarian work.

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He founded the Carter Center in 1982 with his wife Rosalynn Carter and has also participat3ed in a number of projects with Habitat for Humanity. He earned the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Carter has also taught at Emory University for about 37 years, recently receiving tenure for the work.

The Associated Press reported that the 39th president did not have a public celebration planned for his birthday and CNN reported that he would spend the day at home with his family.

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