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Longest living President Jimmy Carter Rings In 98th Birthday With Family and Baseball in Hometown: "He is Remarkable"
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Longest living President Jimmy Carter Rings In 98th Birthday With Family and Baseball in Hometown: "He is Remarkable"

Former U.S. President spent his 98th birthday on Saturday in Plains, Georgia, watching the Braves Game with an intimate celebration with family

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Jimmy Carter, the oldest living former US president, is celebrating his 98th birthday. The former President spent precious time with his family and watched a game of baseball on his birthday. The former president's birthday and legacy were celebrated virtually by the Carter Center, and people were invited to send him virtual birthday greetings through his non-profit organization. "Friends are calling, and family are around," wrote Jill Stuckey, superintendent of the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park and a family friend after paying a visit to the former president on Saturday morning. "He is remarkable." Later in the day, the former president watched a parade from a wheelchair in his hometown, reported CBS News.



 

 

After the departure of George H. W. Bush, who passed away in late 2018 at the age of 94, Carter became the oldest sitting US president in history. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, he has maintained a low public profile in recent years, but he has continued to advocate for the long-standing issue of threats to democracy around the world. Carter, who left the White House after only one term in 1981, has lived longer than any other US president. He and his wife, Rosalynn, 95, were out in public, a week prior, making an appearance at the Plains' annual Peanut Festival. The Carters were chauffeured around by a Secret Service agent in a red convertible. The Carters still own farms where peanuts are grown.