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Lillian Gordy Carter

mother of former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter
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Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (August 15, 1898 – October 30, 1983) was an American nurse, political activist and humanitarian. She was born in Richland, Georgia. Carter was the mother of former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter.

She was also known for her works to nursing in her home state of Georgia and as a Peace Corps volunteer in India as well as writing two books during the Carter presidency.[1]

Carter died in Americus, Georgia on October 30, 1983 from bone, pancreatic and breast cancer at the age of 85.[2]

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  1. peacecorps.gov Archived 2007-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Charlotte Evans (October 31, 1983). "Lillian Carter is Dead at 85; Mother of 39th President". The New York Times.