James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, U.S. President
Oct. 1, 1924-
Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1998)
Carter was a peanut farmer and a former governor of Georgia prior to taking office. This 39th president was and is an advocate for the homeless.
Visit the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia for more information.