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CONVENTION 2000 / THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

Hail to the (Former) Chief

August 14, 2000

Jimmy Carter--peanut farmer, former governor, 39th U.S. president and delegate from Georgia--will be honored by Democrats today as their senior statesman.

Born: Oct. 1, 1924, in Plains, Ga.

Education: bachelor of science degree, U.S. Naval Academy.

Family: wife, Rosalynn; sons, John, 53, James, 50, and Donnel, 47; daughter, Amy, 32.

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PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS

1976: elected with Sen. Walter F. Mondale, defeating President Ford and Sen. Bob Dole.

1980: defeated by Ronald Reagan and George Bush.

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RETIREMENT HIGHLIGHTS

The Carter Center, championing human rights.

Habitat for Humanity, whose volunteers build affordable housing.

Unofficial diplomacy in Bosnia, Haiti, North Korea, Panama and Nicaragua.

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Sources: Los Angeles Times, Congressional Quarterly, Photo by Associated Press

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