Billy Carter

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Birthday
29, 1937
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Sep 25, 1988 (51)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1937
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Sep 25, 1988 (51)

About

Most well known as the younger sibling of United States President Jimmy Carter, he is also notable for his involvement in a scandal called "Billygate," during which he became a foreign agent of Libya. He is also remembered for advertising the once-popular Billy Beer brand.

Before Fame

After briefly attending Emory University, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and subsequently worked for his family's peanut growing business.

Trivia

He ran an unsuccessful 1976 political campaign for mayor of his hometown.

Family Life

He and his siblings Jimmy, Ruth, and Gloria were born to James and Lillian Carter and were raised in Plains, Georgia; tragically, all of the Carter children except for Jimmy died of pancreatic cancer in their fifties or early sixties. Billy Carter's marriage to Sybil Spires produced children named Jana, Kim, William, Mandy, Earl, and Marle.

Associated With

Former U.S. first daughter Amy Carter was Billy Carter's niece.