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Jimmy Carter

FULL NAME: James Earl Carter, Jr. 

LIFESPAN: 89+ years (1924 – ) 

TERM: 39th President (D) 1977 – 1981

CONSCIENTIOUS - controlled by inner sense of what one believes is right; governed by conscience; principled, moral, careful, faithful, devoted. 

Acting out of personal conviction and principles, conscientious leaders are devoted to a moral standard. Their strong commitment to their inner moral compass enables conscientious leaders to remain steadfast and dependable in the midst of outside pressure and changing times.


INDUSTRIOUS - working energetically and devotedly; pursuing a worthy goal; diligent, hardworking, enterprising, ambitious. 

Industrious leaders are go-getters. Energetic and ambitious, they are eager to pursue worthy goals. Naturally productive and innovative, industrious leaders are usually very effective at developing strategies to reach their goals and lead their people and organization to success.


PEACEMAKER - trying to establish peace; striving to reconcile parties that disagree or fight; empathetic, compassionate, altruistic. 

Peacemakers recognize the innate value of every person and are perceptive to individual needs and perspectives. Because of their concern for people, peacemakers strive to use their talents to establish agreement or compromise whenever possible. Leaders who are peacemakers usually excel in conflict management and resolution, helping to prevent or to heal rifts between people and organizations.

“As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: ‘We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.’” 


“Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.” 


“The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself—always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.”


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Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum




OPENED: October 1, 1986


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