Carter Elected President

James Carter elected 39th President

The 39th President of the United States was a former peanut farmer and naval officer from Plains, Georgia. Jimmy Carter’s presidency was riddled with inflation, recession, and an energy crisis all inherited from the Nixon / Ford Administrations. Carter did his best to handle these issues.

Prior to his political career, Carter served as a Troop Committee Chairman and Scoutmaster.

In 1978, the Boy Scouts of America awarded him the Silver Buffalo Award for service to youth on a national level.