Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter now 98yrs is the oldest living United state president. The one-term Democrat who left office in 1981, has lived longer after leaving the White House than any former president in U.S. history.
Carter, was born October 1, 1924. He was an American politician and humanitarian of the Democratic Party who served as Georgia state senator from 1963 to 1967, before he was elected as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. And later was elected as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
He is the first US president to live to the 40th anniversary of his own inauguration. And the first former U.S. president to live to the age of 95.
When asked the secret of his long life in an interview in 2019, the former president said; ” I’ve never expected to live this long”, claiming his secret of a long life was a good marriage.
Carter, is married to Rosalynn Smith, they have three sons, Jack, James III, and Donnel; one daughter, Amy; nine grandsons, three granddaughters, five great-grandsons, and eight great-granddaughters.
In recent years, the Georgia native suffered from several health issues including melanoma that spread to his liver and brain, although he had responded well to treatment he received.
Carter is spending his remaining time at home with his family instead of seeing additional medical intervention.Follow us on social media