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Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates his 98th birthday

Jimmy Carter, the oldest living former US president, celebrated his 98th birthday on Saturday.

The Carter Center, which he and his wife, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, established in 1982. Announced would hold a week-long virtual celebration for the former president.

“As the longest-serving president in US history, President Jimmy Carter has had a remarkable life of service that deserves a global celebration,” said Paige Alexander, executive director of the center. “Whether it’s here in Georgia or in hard-to-reach regions around the world, millions of people have benefited from President Carter’s commitment to making the world a better place.”

Carter, who served as the 76th governor of Georgia before becoming the 39th president, has written 30 books, taught classes at Plains Maranatha Baptist Church and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity since leaving the White House. depending on the center.

In recent years, however, the former president has kept a low profile. He survived a cancer diagnosis in 2015 and underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a subdural hematoma in 2019.

Rosalynn Carter celebrated her 95th birthday in August.


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