In 1976, Jimmy Carter became the first and only Georgia native to date to be elected as U.S. president. Born in Plains, Georgia, Carter served in the United States Navy, was elected to two terms in the Senate and was Governor of Georgia. In the years since his presidential term ended, Carter has continued to serve the nation as a peace ambassador, winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
In addition to his international work in the areas of public policy and public health, President Carter is also a very skilled artist and artisan in everything from woodworking to wine making.
He has also authored several books that have landed on the New York Times bestseller list. Currently his children's book, "The Little Baby Snooglefleejer," has been adapted for the stage in theaters around the nation. To find out more about Jimmy Carter, visit the Carter Center's website.