Ringing in Jimmy Carter’s Birthday With His Campaign Buttons
Today, Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, turns 96.
He’s the oldest living president—and holds the record as the oldest president ever.
Age may have slowed him up a bit, but it has not diminished his beliefs or advocacy—he recently spoke at the DNC, he defended peaceful protest following the murder of George Floyd, and he continued to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity last year before his brain surgery.
To mark the occasion of his birthday, as we’re thick in election madness, we’re looking back on his campaign buttons, and those of his challengers. Carter won his 1976 bid against Gerald Ford and Bob Dole, but lost to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in 1980.
Happy birthday, President Carter.