Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 98th birthday

America’s oldest living former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 98th birthday on Saturday.

The Carter Center – which he and his wife, former First Lady Rosalyn Carter, founded in 1982 – announced that it would host a one-week virtual celebration for the former president.

“As the longest-serving president in American history, President Jimmy Carter has had a remarkable life of service that is worthy of worldwide celebration,” said Center Chief Executive Officer Paige Alexander. “Whether here in Georgia or in remote areas around the world, millions of people have benefited from President Carter’s commitment to making the world a better place.”

Carter, who served as the 76th governor of Georgia before becoming the 39th president, has written 30 books, taught classes at the Maranatha Baptist Church in the Plains, and has since left the White House, according to the Center for Habitat for Humanity. volunteered with.

In recent years, however, the former president has kept a low profile. he survived Cancer diagnosis in 2015 and had surgery to relieve pressure on his brain due to a subdural hematoma back in 2019,

Rosalynn Carter celebrated her 95th birthday in August.

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