As of Thursday, March 21, Jimmy Carter, the oldest former living President is 94 years and 172 days old.
Jimmy Carter, 39. President of the United States from 1977 to 1981, was the oldest living former President Thursday, surpassing the late President George H. W. Bush, died in November.
As of Thursday, Carter 94 years and 172 days old. If Bush died on Nov. 30, 2019, he was 94 years and 171 days old. Carter broke another record, after he became a country of the former presidents ” living the longest after leaving the office, with more than 38 years,” ABC News reported. Former President Gerald Ford held the title until Carter broke it.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that there was some debate about whether Carter reached a new milestone on Thursday or Friday, “on the basis of the hours of Bush’s death.”
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The Carter Center said in a statement that they are “rooting” for the former President.
“We are of the Carter Center sure are rooting for him and are grateful to have benefited for his long life of service to millions of the poorest in the world,” the Carter Center said in a statement.
Carter was in office in 1976, when he was 52 years old. After his presidency, Carter’s extensive humanitarian work has created the Carter Center, to prevent the “addiction and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.” He was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2002 for his humanitarian efforts. He is still active in the Habitat for Humanity with his wife Rosalynn.
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In 2015, Carter announced that he had cancer in his brain. He underwent treatment and later announced that he is cancer free.
“My recent M. R. I. brain scan showed no signs of the original cancer spots, no new,” Carter said in a statement at the time.