Jimmy Carter

The latest on former President Jimmy Carter. A Democrat, Carter served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He lost his bid for reelection in 1980 to former President Ronald Reagan. He previously served as governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. Since leaving the White House, Carter authored a number of books and became a philanthropist. In 2002 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with The Carter Center.