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Another Record Yet!

The fact anyone else was paying attention came as a surprise to me. I was quietly hoping and expecting he would make it, and sure enough, he did! Still, most people don’t seem to follow obscure presidential trivia the way I do, so I assumed. Apparently this was an incorrect assumption on my part, as on March 22 such trivia proved to be quite a news story!

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Aware the date was coming in later March, I was holding out until today, April 1, to truly mark the record. After all, this is the day the newly designated longest-living U.S. president in history marks his HALF birthday.  That’s right– Jimmy Carter is now 94 AND A HALF years old, no longer sharing precisely the same age at which the runner-up to the title passed on. George H.W. Bush, of course, died last November at “just” 94. And in six months, we’ll have another presidential record yet!

Meanwhile, the first lady age record won’t soon be broken.

 

 

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40 Years To The Day.

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Among the many, one remarkable first of President Donald Trump’s inauguration stood out, to me at least. That is, a former president attended the event exactly 40 years to the day after taking his own oath of office. The longevity of Jimmy Carter calls for acknowledgement, even while he has more than a year to go before becoming the oldest-living president in history.

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Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Famous People, History, Presidential

 

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A Post-Presidential Record

On this eve of former President Jimmy Carter’s 88th birthday, a bit of perhaps overlooked presidential trivia is in order.  Earlier this month, on September 6 to be exact, Carter broke the record for living the longest post-presidential life.  This is not to be confused with the U.S. president who lived the longest life, but rather he who has lived the most time since leaving office.  Until this September, the record was held by our 31st president, Herbert Hoover, who left office in 1933 and died in 1964.  Now turning another year older but whether living or not, President Carter will hold this quiet distinction for at least the next 20 years!

Former President Jimmy Carter turns 88 on October 1, 2012.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in Famous People, News, Presidential

 

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