Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 98th birthday


Washington
CNN

Jimmy Carter, The oldest living former US president turns 98 on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for The Carter Center said Carter will celebrate quietly at home with his family. The Carter Center will host a series of virtual events to celebrate the former president’s birthday and legacy, and the public is encouraged to send him a virtual birthday message through his nonprofit.

Carter became Oldest living US president in history After the passing of George HW Bush, who died in late 2018 at the age of 94, he has kept a low public profile in recent years due to the coronavirus pandemic, but continues to Talk about the dangers to democracy around the worldHis long-standing cause.

He was a peanut farmer and US Navy lieutenant before entering politics, eventually serving as governor of Georgia and one term as president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.

The former Democratic president is widely respected for his advocacy of human rights. Central to his legacy is the brokering of the Camp David Accords in 1978 with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

After his presidency, Carter leaned more into human rights and co-founded the Carter Center with his wife, Rosalyn, in hopes of advancing world peace and health. The Carter Center has monitored foreign elections and worked to advance democracy by reducing disease in developing countries for years. Carter himself is one Long time volunteer Habitat for Humanity.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his efforts to promote peace around the world.

Carter Beats brain cancer in 2015, but faced a series of health scares in 2019 and as a result surgery To remove the pressure on his brain. He later recovered, but his health problems forced him to abandon his decades-long legacy Sunday school teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.

Rosalyn Carter celebrated her 95th birthday in August.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that the Carter Center is a nonprofit organization.

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