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Died when: 85 years 76 days
Star Sign: Leo
Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (August 15, 1898 – October 30, 1983) was the mother of former president of the United States Jimmy Carter. She was also known for her contributions to nursing in her home state of Georgia and as a Peace Corps volunteer in India as well as writing two books during the Carter presidency.