Typed Letter Signed: " Jimmy Carter ", 1p, 7¼x10½. Plains, Georgia, 1976 September 2. On his personal stationery to Mr. In full: Bernard Rapoport told me of your generous help in the past. I just want to say that I hope we can count on your help for a Democratic Victory this year.
I think you will agree that the Democratic National Committee must do less so that all of our candidates can compete with the Republicans on an equal financial footing. That is why I will be doing everything I can to help in this all-important effort, and why I hope you will do the same. Bernie will be calling you in the next few days. I hope you will tell him that our Party can count on your contribution.James Earl "Jimmy" Carter (born in 1924) served as 39th U. He was the only one-term Democratic President of the 20th century and the first Democrat not to be reelected since Grover Cleveland in 1888. President to graduate from the U. Naval Academy at Annapolis (1946, at the age of 21), is also the only U. President to serve a full four-year term without making an appointment to the U. He won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomatic efforts both during and after his presidency. A month after graduating from the Naval Academy, Carter married Rosalynn Smith. During the next seven years, Carter served aboard battleships and submarines, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
On July 23, 1953, his father, James Earl Carter, Sr. Died at the age of 58.
Lieutenant Commander Carter resigned from the Navy to rejoin the family peanut farm and warehouse business in Plains. After serving two terms in the Georgia State Senate, Carter ran unsuccessfully for Governor in 1966. On December 12, 1974, Jimmy Carter announced that he was seeking the 1976 Democratic nomination for President.
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