List of honors and awards received by Jimmy Carter

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Former President and Navy submariner Jimmy Carter (left) hoists a replica of the USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23) given to him by Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton (right) at a naming ceremony in the Pentagon on April 28, 1998.

U.S. President Jimmy Carter (born 1924) has received numerous accolades, awards, and honorary degrees. Several places, institutions, and other things have been named for him.

Honorary degrees

Carter has received honorary degrees from many American and foreign colleges and universities. They include:


Among the honors Carter has received are the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Others include:

Navy submarine

In 1998, the U.S. Navy named the third and last Seawolf-class submarine the USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23) in honor of former President Carter and his service as a submariner officer. It became one of the first Navy vessels to be named for a person living at the time of naming.[16]

Fish species

In 2002, a fish species was given a scientific name after him, the bluegrass darter (Etheostoma jimmycarter), for his environmental leadership and accomplishments in the areas of national energy policy and wilderness protection, and his lifelong commitment to social justice and basic human rights.[17]

Grammy Awards

Mr Carter won three Grammy Awards in the Best Spoken Word Album category:[18]

  • 2019: Faith: A Journey For All
  • 2016: A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
  • 2007: Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis

In addition to these wins, Mr Carter was also nominated a further six times.

His win in 2019 at the age of 94 years and 132 days made him the third oldest person to win a Grammy. Record holder is Pinetop Perkins, who was 97 when he won a Grammy in 2011 (one month before his death). Mr Carter is the oldest Grammy winner who is still alive.


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  2. ^ President Jimmy Carter visits Mansfield Mansfield College, University of Oxford. Published June 19, 2007. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
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  5. ^ "The James W. Dodge Foreign Language Advocate Award". Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Archived from the original on August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "National Winners | public service awards". Jefferson Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  7. ^ "Former President Carter Awarded Audubon Medal - Orlando Sentinel". November 14, 1994. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  8. ^ Four Freedoms Award#Freedom Medal
  9. ^ "Salute to the Parks Awards: Past Awardees". National Parks Conservation Association. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  10. ^ Presidents who have won Grammies | UpVenue.
  11. ^ David Lev, "Gush Etzion Residents: Keep Carter out of our Town", Arutz Sheva, June 14, 2009.
  12. ^ "The American Peace Award". The American Peace Award. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  13. ^ President Jimmy Carter awarded Journal’s 2013 IAP Award Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, April 10, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  14. ^ "Former President Jimmy Carter wins Grammy Award". CNN. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  15. ^ Karanth, Sanjana. "Jimmy Carter Wins 2019 Grammy Award For Spoken Word Album". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  16. ^ Jamie McIntyre, "Navy to name submarine after former President Jimmy Carter", CNN, April 8, 1998. Retrieved August 4, 2008.
  17. ^ "Etheostoma jimmycarter", Fishbase, 2012.
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