Jimmy Carter, America's Oldest Living President, Turns 96 And You Can Send Him Messages

Jimmy Carter, America's Oldest Living President, Turns 96 And You Can Send Him Messages

You can now send him a personalized birthday message via The Carter Center's website.

Image Source: ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 30: Former president Jimmy Carter prior to the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Cincinnati Bengals at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Jimmy Carter, the oldest living President of the United States of America just turned 96! Carter, born on 1st October 1924, in Plains, Georgia, U.S, was the 39th President from 1977–81, according to Britannica. The title of the oldest living President was previously held by George HW Bush until he passed away in November 2018, as we reported earlier. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development. While he's done a lot for the country during his tenure, the younger generation now knows him for all the humanitarian work that he and his wife do.


He's helped numerous communities by providing them with homes through Habitat for Humanity. Also, to celebrate his 96th birthday, the Carter Center is giving you an option to send him a personalized birthday message. The procedure to send in your message is also quite simple. All you have to do is fill up an e-form-like page providing basic details such as your name and email id along with the message you want to convey to the oldest living President of the United States. Carter is one of the very few former Presidents of the US who have made it past the age of 90, other George HW Bush, Herbert Hoover, John Adams, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford.


Now, this does make one wonder how he manages to remain fit. "He and Mrs. Carter take walks, and they have followed a healthy diet for a lifetime," Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center, told CNN. She added, "Both President and Mrs. Carter are both determined to use their influence for as long as they can to make the world a better place, and millions of the world's poorest people are grateful for their resolve and heart." He's appreciated, but they don't seem to be planning a celebration. "But we at The Carter Center sure are rooting for him and grateful for his long life of service that has benefited millions of the world's poorest people," the center said in a statement.


In 2015, Carter was diagnosed with cancer. He said the disease spread to other parts of his body β€” including four "very small" spots in his brain. β€œI’m perfectly at ease with whatever comes,” Carter said at the time in August 2015. Four months later, he said he was cancer-free, according to The New York Times. The spokeswoman for Carter Center, Deanna Congileo, said Mr. Carter "continues to remain engaged in the causes and activities that have marked his post-presidency." She added,  "He provides vision and assistance for Carter Center programs in global peace and health, participates in Habitat for Humanity builds one week a year, delivers Sunday school lessons in his hometown Plains, teaches at Emory University, and much more." 


Did you know the oldest former President is also a GRAMMY WINNER? Yes, he won the award for Best Spoken Word Album for the audiobook of Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis. He shares the award with Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. This was in 2007. In 2016, he won his second Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category for the audiobook version of A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety. He won his third Grammy for Faith: A Journey For All (2019). He was also the first American President to be born in a hospital. Here's wishing Jimmy Carter a joyous day and hoping that he gets to celebrate more wonderful birthdays surrounded by the people who love him. 


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