Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was moved to hospice care on Saturday. "After a series of short hospital stays, his physicians recommended that he receive care at home," said a statement from the Carter Center. The former president, who is now 96 years old, has been in declining health for some time, but he has remained active in philanthropic and humanitarian work. Carter is known for his dedication to human rights, foreign policy, and peacekeeping efforts, as well as his advocacy for mental health.
Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, in 1924. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1946 and served in the Navy until 1953. He then pursued a career in politics, serving in the Georgia State Senate and as governor of Georgia before being elected president in 1976. Carter's presidency was marked by a focus on energy conservation, the promotion of human rights, and efforts to resolve conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere.
One of Carter's most notable achievements was his push for the use of solar energy. As president, he installed solar panels on the roof of the White House, making it the first energy-efficient presidential residence. He also created the Department of Energy and signed the National Energy Act of 1978, which provided incentives for the use of renewable energy sources.