Las Vegas, Nevada , United States
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Oct 01, 2007 08:34pm
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|Info||John William "Jack" Carter |
Jack Carter is an American businessman and politician who is running for the United States Senate in Nevada. Carter is the eldest child of former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
Carter was born at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. Raised in Plains, Georgia, he spent summers working at his father's peanut farm warehouse, where his wages began at 10 cents per hour. Carter struggled when he first entered college in 1965, bouncing around between Georgia Tech, Emory, and Georgia Southwestern State University before enlisting in the United States Navy in April 1968 at the suggestion of his father. Carter served in the Vietnam War, on the salvage ship USS Grapple (ARS-7). After an honorable discharge, Carter returned to Georgia Tech, earning a degree in nuclear physics. Following graduation, he immediately entered law school at the University of Georgia, graduating in 1975.
In 1981, Carter moved to Chicago, where he worked for the Chicago Board of Trade and Citibank.
Carter married Elizabeth (Sawyer) Carter on May 15, 1992, and they lived in Bermuda, where they started an investment company, before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2003, where he formed the investment consultant firm Global Carter. He has two grown children by a first marriage, Jason and Sarah. Jason has written a book, Power Lines, about his experiences doing humanitarian work in South Africa. Sarah Carter, a Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience, works for his campaign and blogs on DailyKos. Stepson John Chuldenko (from his wife's first marriage) is a film director and has directed television ads for the campaign. Stepdaughter Sarah Chuldenko is a book illustrator (for Jimmy Carter's poetry volume) and painter who has worked with Jeff Koons.
Carter is running for United States Senate as a Democrat against incumbent Republican Senator John Ensign of Nevada in the 2006 election. Carter won the Democratic nomination on August 15, 2006.