President Nixon in Ottumwa, IA (1971)
Records of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1971 -1977
The featured President for March of 2023 is Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter) (b.October 1, 1924-) the 39th President of the United States (1977-1981). Before becoming president he served as a representative in the Georgia legislature from 1963-1967 and Governor of Georgia from 1971-1975. Born in Plains GA, he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1946 and served in the US Navy aboard a submarine. He returned home to take over the family peanut growing business following the death of his father. In 1976 Carter won the Iowa Caucuses and secured the nomination, selecting Walter Mondale as his running mate. He narrowly defeated Gerald Ford in the election and served one term, losing to Ronald Reagan in 1980. His term in office was marked by economic troubles and international tensions. Carter's post presidential activities were celebrated and he enjoyed renewed popularity as an ex-president. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
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