James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr. (1924 - ) served as President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center. Carter, a Democrat raised in rural Georgia, was a peanut farmer who served two terms as a State Senator and one as the Governor. As President, he pursued environmental and educational initiatives and opened positive connections to latinamerica. He is better known for his achievements since 1981, particularly through the Carter Center and Habitat for Humanity – with significant work in global health and development, and support for democratic process. His leadership is distinguished by humility and constant adherence to principle.
The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens.