Former President Jimmy Carter will receive hospice care, according to a Feb. 18, 2023 report. Statement from the Carter Center.
“After a series of short hospital stays, former US President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend the rest of his time at home with his family and seek hospice care instead of additional medical procedures. He has the full support of his family and medical team. The Carter family requests privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern of his many admirers.” is the statement.
Carter is 98 years old. In addition to being the nation’s 39th President, Carter is also known as a symbol of public service and charity work.
Here’s what you need to know:
Jimmy Carter was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015
President Carter has suffered various health problems over the years.
According to CNN, Carter “beat brain cancer in 2015” and “had a number of health issues in 2019 and subsequently underwent surgery to relieve the pressure on his brain.”
Carter’s health was so poor that he stopped teaching Sunday school in Plains, Georgia, his hometown, CNN reported.
Former President Jimmy Carter was born in “the little farming town of Plains, Georgia.”
According to his Carter Center bioJames Earl Carter, Jr., the 39th President of the United States, was born on October 1, 1924 in “the small farming town of Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery.”
His father, James Earl Carter, Sr., “was a farmer and businessman; his mother, Lillian Gordy Carter, a registered nurse,” reads the bio.
It is reading:
He was educated at Plains Public School, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a BS degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946. In the Navy he became a submariner and served in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets and rose to the rank of lieutenant. Selected by Admiral Hyman Rickover for the nuclear submarine program, he was posted to Schenectady, New York, where he worked at Union College in reactor technology and nuclear physics and served as senior officer of the Seawolf pre-commissioning crew of the second nuclear submarine -Boat.
He married Rosalynn Smith of Plains on July 7, 1946, the biography reads.
Jimmy Carter ran a farm supply store before serving in local government and as Georgia governor
According to the biography, when Carter’s father died in 1953, he “resigned his naval command and returned to Georgia with his family. He took over the Carter farms and he and Rosalynn ran Carter’s Warehouse, a general purpose seed and produce company in Plains.”
He served in local government, “in the county boards that oversaw the education system, the hospital board, and the library,” the biography says. “In 1962 he won election to the Georgia State Senate. In 1966 he lost his first gubernatorial campaign, but won the next election and became Georgia’s 76th governor on January 12, 1971. He served as campaign chairman of the Democratic National Committee for the 1974 congressional and gubernatorial elections.”
On December 12, 1974, the biography reads: “He announced his candidacy for President of the United States. He won his party’s nomination on the first ballot at the 1976 Democratic Convention and was elected President on November 2, 1976.”
The biography continues:
Jimmy Carter served as President from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981. Significant foreign policy achievements of his administration included the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David accords, the Egypt-Israel peace treaty and the Soviet Union’s SALT II treaty, and the establishment of US diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. He campaigned for human rights worldwide. On the domestic side, administration achievements included a comprehensive energy program implemented by a new Department of Energy; deregulation in the fields of energy, transport, communications and finance; major educational programs under a new Ministry of Education; and important conservation laws, including the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
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