James Earl “Jimmy” Carter was the 39th president of the United States and the only president to receive a Nobel Peace Prize after leaving office. During his single term in office he negotiated the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, which has lasted until today.
Carter was born on October 1, 1924 in the state of Georgia. After a career in the U.S. Navy, Carter returned to Georgia to help run his family's peanut farm which he helped make into a successful business.
Carter was elected to the Senate in 1961, where he served for two terms representing Georgia. He left the Senate to run for the governorship of his home state in 1966. He lost the race, but made an impressive showing, finishing third in the final vote tally. He then returned home to tend to his peanut farming business and prepare for the 1970 elections for governor, which he won. He was sworn in as Georgia's 76th governor on January 12, 1971.