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Jimmy Carter

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Former President, Jimmy Carter is now receiving hospice care.

Carter, 98, is the oldest living former American president and the first American president born in a hospital.

Carter was diagnosed with cancer back in 2015. Doctors stated that melanoma had spread to his liver and brain — but was later declared cancer-free.

The Georgia native, a Democrat, was elected the 39th president in 1976, defeating Republican President Gerald Ford in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal. He served one term, losing in 1980 to Ronald Reagan.

Carter was recognized after his presidency for his tireless work promoting peaceful resolutions to conflict and to advance democracy, human rights and social justice, primarily through the Carter Center, which he and the former first lady established at Emory University in Atlanta in 1982.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts” and his “outstanding commitment to human rights via The Carter Center. The former President and his wife Rosalind opened the center in 1982.