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Jimmy Carter, longest-living president, turns 97(55 images)

Jimmy Carter, longest-living president in U.S. history, turned 97 on Friday. The Carter administration struggled with high inflation and the Iranian hostage crisis, however since leaving office Carter has won the Nobel Peace prize, traveled the world to promote human rights and helped build homes with Habitat for Humanity.

Jimmy Carter in 1946. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and joined the Navy that year. UPI File Photo
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Jimmy Carter and his mother, Lillian, sit in his hotel suite on July 14, 1976, awaiting his formal nomination as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate. UPI File Photo
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Carter plays with his grandson Jason in his suite at the Hotel Americana on July 14, 1976. Looking on are his wife, Rosalynn (R), and his 8-year-old daughter, Amy. UPI File Photo
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Jimmy Carter is surrounded by family on podium on July 15, 1976 after he accepted the Democratic nomination for president. From left to right, Lillian Carrter, Amy Carter, son Jack Carter, Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, son Jeff Carter and his wife Annette, Carter, son Chip Carter and his wife, Caron Carter. UPI File Photo
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