ATLANTA – Jimmy Carter can add one more accolade to his mantle: Senate Resolution 241.
The Georgia Senate came together to pass a bipartisan resolution “recognizing and celebrating the former president’s long life and outstanding accomplishments.”
The resolution lists just some of the accomplishments for Carter, including serving as former Governor of Georgia and former Georgia State Senator, receiving a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, being a global human rights activist, and becoming the longest living U.S. president at 96 years old.
Carter served as a Georgia State Senator from 1963 to 1967 for the 14th district and then became the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. It was in 1977 through 1981 that Carter was president.
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After becoming president, Carter became a professor at Emory University and founded the Carter Center in 1982.
Carter has long been known for his volunteering and other efforts to help resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights and helping to end deadly diseases across the world.
It was in 2002, that Carter was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for “his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
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