James Earl Carter, Jr.
James Earl Carter, Jr. (Jimmy Carter), born October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, "was the 39th (1977 - 1981) President of the United States. Since leaving office, he is active in international public policy and conflict resolution. He is also an author and winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize." 
- Member, Inter-American Dialogue
- Honorary Co-Chair, Council for Excellence in Government
- Honorary Co-Chair, Millennium Promise 
- Member, Advisory Council, Transparency International
- Member of the Honorary 25th Anniversary Committee, Global Rights
- Member, The Elders 
- Hononary Advisor, United States-Japan Foundation
- Winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize 
- Advisory Council, World Food Prize 
- Advisory Board for the Reebok Human Rights Award
- Advisory Board, Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education 
- Honorary Chair, Alaska Conservation Foundation 
- Honorary Member, Academy of Political Science 
- Honorary Board, Albert Schweitzer Institute 
- Winner of the 1994 Audubon Medal
- Founding Member, Earth Council Alliance 
- International Board of Governors, Peres Center for Peace 
- Director, Alaska Wilderness League 
- Winner of the 1995 Baptist World Alliance Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award 
- Winner of the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize
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Positions on tobacco issues
On October 12, 1976, as a candidate for President, Jimmy Carter said about the tobacco price stabilization policy, "I personally see no need to do away with a program that costs the government next to nothing, while enabling so many hard working, families to earn a living!"(at page 11)
The following passage indicating pro-tobacco attitudes by Mr. Carter was noted in an undated Brown & Williamson Issues, Answers Actions manual, (presumably uased an internal resource manual for company employees):
- President Jimmy Carter told tobacco audiences during his campaign that he believes the American people have been warned enough about smoking,and that in the absence of new medical findings no new warning programs are warranted. In 1977, President Carter declared April "Cancer Control
Month." At that time, he stated that the fight against cancer depends upon the willingness of people to alter their habits, including smoking. Subsequent to the announcement of the massive anti-smoking program by HEW [the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare], President Carter said that he does not believe it is the responsibility of HEW to tell a particular American whether to smoke, but that it is HEW's job to educate the public about the dangers of cigarette smoking. The press asked President Carter if he would set national example by asking his staff to quit smoking, but he firmly declined.
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Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- Jimmy Carter, USA Presidents, accessed May 2008.
- Board, Millennium Promise, accessed April 7, 2011.
- About, The Elders, accessed February 10, 2011.
- All Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Nobel Prize, accessed September 17, 2007.
- Council of Advisors, World Food Prize, accessed December 9, 2007.
- Advisors, Reebok Human Rights Foundation, accessed January 21, 2008.
- Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education People, organizational web page, accessed April 29, 2012.
- Board, Alaska Conservation Foundation, accessed February 18, 2008.
- Directors, Academy of Political Science, accessed April 15, 2008.
- Honorary Board, Albert Schweitzer Institute, accessed November 17, 2008.
- Founding Members, Earth Council Alliance, accessed December 18, 2009.
- International Board of Governors, Peres Center for Peace, accessed February 19, 2010.
- Directors, Alaska Wilderness League, accessed June 16, 2010.
- Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award, Baptist World Alliance, accessed January 31, 2009.
Profiles & addresses
- Biography of Jimmy Carter.
- Inaugural Address of Jimmy Carter
- First State of the Union Address of Jimmy Carter
- Second State of the Union Address of Jimmy Carter
- Third State of the Union Address of Jimmy Carter
- Fourth State of the Union Address of Jimmy Carter
Articles & commentary
- "Carter: White House Manipulated Iraq Intel," Las Vegas Sun, November 2, 2005. re Treasongate: Beyond Karl Rove
- Scott Horton, "President Carter: Bush Ordered Me Not to Go to Damascus," Harper's Magazine, April 6, 2007. re Nancy Pelosi/Delegation to Syria
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