Illustration of Jimmy Carter with green text on a white background.
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. ran for President in 1976. He won the election a served for one term from 1977 to 1981. Carter was the first American President born in a hospital, and he was raised on his family's farm outside the small town of Plains, Georgia, in a house with no electricity or indoor plumbing. In 1953, Carter resigned from the Navy, where he had been working as an officer in the Navy's first experimental nuclear submarine, and returned to Georgia with his wife, Rosalynn, to run his family's peanut farm.