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Jimmy Carter Becomes Longest-Living U.S. President

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Jimmy Carter Becomes Longest-Living U.S. President

Jimmy Carter Becomes Longest-Living U.S. President

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Number 39 just became the longest-living President in American history.

On Friday, Jimmy Carter surpassed former President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30 at the age of 94 years, 171 days by a day! Both men were born in 1924, with Bush’s birthday being on June 12 and Carter on Oct. 1.

Only six Presidents including, John Adams, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, H.W. Bush, and Carter reached the age of 90 out of the 45 Presidents. Carter is the only one still living. Donald Trump is the next oldest at 72-years-old and 280 days.

Carter was known as a humble former Navy lieutenant, he then served as a state senator in Georgia and as governor before becoming the President. During his term, he dealt with the Camp David accords, the Iran hostage crisis, and creation of the Departments of Energy and Education. He lost to Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Carter has overcome a number of health issues in recent years including brain cancer, but, he still remains active in public life and numerous humanitarian efforts!

Press play below to take a look at his life over the years!

Source: The Hill

Photo Credit:© European Union 2011 PE-EP/Pietro Naj-Oleari

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