Jimmy Carter: A timeline of his life and political career

The only U.S. president from Georgia, serving from 1977 to 1981, Jimmy Carter's life began in Plains before taking him across the country, into the White House and then around the world.

His presidential administration was not without controversy. But Carter's career, one of the most illustrious post-office of any American politician, has included substantial humanitarian work both through the Carter Center, headquartered in Atlanta, and through personal diplomatic efforts. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

Here is a look back at the major moments of Carter's long life and career.

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