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From 15-year-old future farmer to septuagenarian humanitarian, Jimmy Carter followed a trajectory from a small Georgia town to the nation's highest office, then back to Georgia for remarkably fruitful post-presidential years. Browse some photographs of Carter and his family.

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At age fifteen, Earl and Lillian Carter's oldest son, Jimmy, poses for a photo at a Future Farmers of America camp.

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Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Smith Carter smile on their wedding day, July 7, 1946.

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Jimmy Carter left the Navy after his father's death in 1953, moving his family back to Plains, Georgia to run the family farming business.

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This portrait shows Carter outside on the farm, with two dogs and a tractor.

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After serving a term in the Georgia legislature, Carter decided to run for governor of Georgia in 1966. "Uh-oh. He's really enjoying this," his wife Rosalynn remembers thinking.

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Carter once wrote that his brother Billy "presented the other side of the Carter family, full of fun and laughter."

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With his mother, Miss Lillian, his wife, Rosalynn, and his daughter, Amy, looking on, Carter announces he will run for president in 1976.

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Raised a Southern Baptist, Carter became born again in his faith after losing the 1966 Georgia's governor's race.

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President Carter and daughter Amy, who was just nine when she moved into the White House, attend a speed reading course together in February 1977.

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Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter, and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat signed historic peace accords at Camp David in September 1978.

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Carter hugs his mother, Lillian. A nurse who defied the social rules of Southern segregation, Miss Lillian joined the Peace Corps and worked in India in 1967, after her children were grown.

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Carter, who ran on the Navy's plebe (freshman) cross-country team in the 1940s, enjoyed tennis, fishing, and skiing as well as jogging while he was in office.

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The extended Carter family wears personalized knit hats in this Christmas portrait.

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When the president travelled, the press was not far behind. Here they join Carter at a softball game in Plains, Georgia.

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Carter works with Habitat for Humanity to rehabilitate a New York City tenement in October 1985.

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In June 2002 Carter became the first American president to visit Cuba since the island's Communist revolution in 1960. He used the trip to call for an end to the U.S. trade embargo, and to press Cuban president Fidel Castro to introduce democratic reforms.

 

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