Jimmy Carter

Early Life and Family

What did his parents do for a living?

James Earl Carter Jr. was born in Plains, Georgia, to James Earl and Lillian Gordy Carter on October 1, 1924.

James Earl Carter Sr. worked as a farmer and the owner of a store. James Sr. owned a sizeable amount of land, and his son learned the value of hard work picking cotton. His mother, Lillian, worked as a registered nurse.


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