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Jimmy Carter
PresidentCarter
Living Person
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1924
Religion: Baptist
Occupation: Politician, Author, Farmer
Parents: Lillian Gordy Carter
Spouse: Rosalynn Smith Carter
Children: Four
Turtledove Appearances:
State of Jefferson
POD: Pre-history;
Relevant POD: 1919
Appearance(s): "Visitor from the East",
"Typecasting"
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Drive to the East
Type of Appearance: Direct (as "Jimmy")
Nationality: Confederate States
Date of Birth: 1924
Date of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Shot to death
Occupation: Sailor
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) was the 39th President of the United States from 1977 - 1981, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Prior to becoming president, Carter served two terms in the Georgia Senate, and was the 76th Governor of Georgia from 1971-1975. During his presidency, he oversaw an historic treaty between Israel and Egypt, negotiated the immediate future of the Panama Canal, dealt with crises in nuclear power and shortages of energy, and issued proclamations condemning the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. His fortunes took a downturn when his failure to bring about a quick end to the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980 dashed his hopes for a second term. He was defeated by Ronald Reagan.

Carter has made the most of his post-presidency, and many have argued he has accomplished more as a former president than as president. He set up the Carter Center in 1982 as his base for advancing human rights. He has also traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, observe elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations. Additionally, Carter is a key figure in the Habitat for Humanity project.

Jimmy Carter in State of Jefferson

In the Spring of 1980, President Jimmy Carter was running for a second term, but faced a challenge within the Democratic Party from Senator Edward Kennedy. The State of Jefferson seemed likely to go to Kennedy in the Democratic primary.

Jimmy Carter in Southern Victory

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Jimmy shortly before his death in 1942

Jimmy (1924-1942) was a Confederate Navy sailor in the Second Great War. In late 1942, while on leave in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy organized the defenses of the town against a surprise raid by Spartacus and his band of guerillas which included escaped US POWs. He was killed by US officer Jonathan Moss in front of his mother Miss Lillian.[1]

Literary comment

Although Jimmy is described well enough to identify him clearly, his surname is not given.

References

  1. Drive to the East, pg. 524, tpb.
Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
Gerald Ford
President of the United States
1977-1981
Succeeded by
Ronald Reagan
Preceded by
Lester Maddox
Governor of Georgia
1971-1975
Succeeded by
George Busbee
Party political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
George McGovern
Democratic Party presidential candidate
1976 (won); 1980 (lost)
Succeeded by
Walter Mondale

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