Dan Lasater's chief assistant, Patsy Thomasson, the person who even handled all of Lasater's affairs while he was in prison, actually made her way into the Clinton White House. Some knew too much because they had been involved in the shady dealings in Arkansas; others because they had helped cover up those dealings. Most could have avoided being killed simply by avoiding the Clintons. But the boys were different.
Carter Nursing Center in Plains, Georgiaa hospital where his mother was employed as a registered nurse. Carter was the first U. Carter is a descendant of English immigrant Thomas Carter, who settled in Virginia in Numerous generations of Carters lived as cotton farmers in Georgia.
Carter is also a descendant of Thomas Cornellan ancestor of Cornell University 's founder, and is distantly related to Richard Nixon and Bill Gates. Carter's father was a successful local businessman, who ran a general storeand was an investor in farmland.
He previously served as a reserve second lieutenant in the U. The family moved several times during Carter Jr. They eventually had three more children: GloriaRuthand Billy. Carter got along well with his parents, although his mother worked long hours and was often absent in his childhood.
Although Earl was staunchly pro- segregationhe allowed his son to befriend the black farmhands' children. Carter was an enterprising teenager who was given his own acre of Earl's farmland where he grew, packaged, and sold peanuts.
He also rented out a section of tenant housing that he had purchased. By that time, the Great Depression had impoverished Archery and Plains, but the family benefited from New Deal farming subsidies, and Earl took a position as a community leader.
Young Jimmy was a diligent student with a fondness for reading. A popular anecdote holds that he was passed over for valedictorian after he and his friends skipped school to venture downtown in a hot rod.
Carter's truancy was mentioned in a local newspaper, although it is not clear he would have been valedictorian anyway. As an adolescent, Carter played on the Plains High School basketball team; he also joined the Future Farmers of America and developed a lifelong interest in woodworking.
Naval Academy in Annapolis. Inhe started undergraduate coursework in engineering at Georgia Southwestern College in nearby Americus. The following year, he transferred to the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, and he achieved admission to the Naval Academy in He was a good student but was seen as reserved and quiet, in contrast to the academy's culture of aggressive hazing of freshmen.
While at the academy, Carter fell in love with his sister Ruth's friend Rosalynn Smith, whom he would marry shortly after his graduation in He was promoted to lieutenant junior grade in Rickover's demands on his men and machines were legendary, and Carter later said that, next to his parents, Rickover was the greatest influence on his life.
On December 12,an accident with the experimental NRX reactor at Atomic Energy of Canada 's Chalk River Laboratories caused a partial meltdown resulting in millions of liters of radioactive water flooding the reactor building's basement and leaving the reactor's core ruined.
During and after his presidency, Carter said that his experience at Chalk River had shaped his views on atomic energy and led him to cease development of a neutron bomb. However, Carter's father died two months before construction of Seawolf began, and Carter sought and obtained a release from active duty to enable him to take over the family peanut business.
Deciding to leave Schenectady proved difficult. Settling after moving so much, Rosalynn had grown comfortable with their life. Returning to small-town life in Plains seemed "a monumental step backward," she said later. On the other hand, Carter felt restricted by the rigidity of the military and yearned to assume a path more like his father's.
Carter left active duty on October 9, However, between his forgiveness of debts and the division of his wealth among heirs, his son Jimmy inherited comparatively little. For a year, Jimmy, Rosalynn, and their three sons lived in public housing in Plains; Carter is the only U.
Carter was knowledgeable in scientific and technological subjects, and he set out to expand the family's peanut-growing business. The transition from Navy to agribusinessman was difficult because his first-year harvest failed due to drought; Carter was compelled to open several bank lines of credit to keep the farm afloat.
Meanwhile, he also took classes and read up on agriculture while Rosalynn learned accounting to manage the business's books. Though they barely broke even the first year, the Carters grew the business and became quite successful.
Supreme Court 's anti-segregation ruling in Brown v. By he was a prominent member of the community and the Baptist Church as well as chairman of the Sumter County school board, where he began to speak more loudly in favor of school integration.
Rosalynn, who had an instinct for politics and organization, was instrumental to his campaign. The initial results showed Carter losing, but this was the result of fraudulent voting orchestrated by Joe Hurst, the Democratic Party chairman in Quitman Countywith the aid of the Quitman County sheriff.
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