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February 14, 1993 |
The private foundation that built the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley has finished paying for the bricks and mortar and is now focused on developing a public policy think tank to carry the torch of Reagan-style conservatism. The final $2-million payment on the $57-million hilltop complex was delivered earlier this month, said John J. Midgley, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.
November 27, 2002 |
Immediately after former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to deliver his Nobel Peace Prize speech in Oslo on Dec. 10, a publishing house will start shipping a book version of it to bookstores. "America is preparing for war, but we hunger for peace," said Alice E. Mayhew, editorial director of Simon & Schuster in a statement. "President Carter's speech couldn't be more timely."
August 10, 1999 |
President Clinton on Monday praised former President Carter as a man of peace who used his retirement from politics to help poor people at home and promote democracy abroad. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, each received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a ceremony at the Georgia headquarters of the Carter Center, a human rights organization that sends observers to monitor elections worldwide.
April 1, 2014 |
Former President Carter met his adoring, book-buying public in Portland, Ore., on Sunday, the Oregonian reports . The 89-year-old statesman signed 1,600 books in about two hours at Powell's Bookstore. Carter's new book is "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power," but fans were allowed to buy or bring up to six of his books to sign. Carter has published 28 books in all, 26 since leaving the White House in 1981. "A Call to Action" grew out of a meeting at the Carter Center in 2013 that included religious leaders and human rights activists.
September 5, 1996
Charles Kirbo, 79, veteran advisor to former President Jimmy Carter. The former chief executive called Kirbo his "closest friend" and said, "Without his wisdom, sound judgment and guidance, I never would have been a state senator, governor or president of the United States." An attorney, Kirbo first helped Carter in 1962 by arguing a vote-tampering case that put Carter in the Georgia Senate.
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. * PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS 1976: elected with Sen. Walter F. Mondale, defeating President Ford and Sen. Bob Dole. 1980: defeated by Ronald Reagan and George Bush.