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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary

Former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in Plains, Georgia Saturday (July 10).

Former President Bill Clinton joined the festivities.

The Carters are the longest-married presidential couple in American history.

Carter, a former peanut farmer and Georgia governor, defeated Republican President Gerald Ford in 1976 to become the nation’s 39th president, serving a single four-year term in the White House.

His presidency was overshadowed by an economic recession, an energy crisis and the taking of U.S. hostages by Iran, but he also played a leading role in brokering the Camp David Accords leading to an Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

He lost his 1980 re-election bid to Republican Ronald Reagan.

After leaving office in 1981, Carter went on to become an international fixture and a noted humanitarian. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his efforts toward finding peaceful solutions to international conflicts, advancing democracy and human rights and promoting economic and social development.

(Production: Deborah Lutterbeck)

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