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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 12:34 AM
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What was Jimmy Carter's Educational background?
I heard that he was either an engineer or a physicist. What was his highest degree?
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makhno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 12:38 AM
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1. He graduated from Annapolis
He had a background in nuclear physics, served in the Navy on the nuclear sub program.
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 12:39 AM
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2. What is his highest degree?
Bachelor's, Master's?
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makhno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 12:41 AM
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5. BS
According to this biography he also did some graduate work/research.
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polar Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 12:39 AM
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3. He was at Georgia Tech for a year
Edited on Mon Jun-14-04 12:41 AM by polar
He was a nuclear engineer 1 year at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta then he went on to military as the previous poster just said.
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 12:41 AM
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4. He attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD.
I believe he was a nuclear engineer. He was assigned to submarine duty upon graduation.

Of course, later he was ELECTED president of the U.S.!

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. And, last week, he had a submarine named after him!

How cool is that?

Jimmy,

:yourock:
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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 12:42 AM
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6. Carter graduated from the Naval Academy
He served 7 years in the Navy.

Chosen by Admiral Hyman Rickover for the nuclear submarine program, he was assigned to Schenectady, N.Y., where he took graduate work at Union College in reactor technology and nuclear physics, and served as senior officer of the pre-commissioning crew of the Seawolf.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 12:45 AM
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7. Try this:
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 12:46 AM
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8. And try to imagine
the current resident of the White House studying nuclear physics.

LOL LOL LOL LOL
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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 12:52 AM
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9. Also, he was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship and ...
was attached to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission -- but had to resign his commission to return to Plains when his father died in October 1953.

Walter Cronkite has said that of all the presidents he has known, Jimmy Carter was the smartest man to sit in the Oval Office.
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No2W2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 01:24 AM
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11. Try to imagine
the current resident of the White House pronouncing nuclear physics.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 03:13 AM
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13. NooCuLAR FIZIX
Edited on Mon Jun-14-04 03:16 AM by fujiyama
Jimmy Carter was a smart and decent man. I'm disgusted by the media's portrayal of him in recent weeks -- as though Reagan single handedly saved the nation...

Atleast Carter never traded arms for hostages, unlike the crooks that followed him into office.
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AgadorSparticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 02:52 AM
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12. study??? hell, i'm willing to bet he couldn't even pronounce it!
nnnnnnnnnn.....nnnniclur fosix. :crazy:
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 01:16 AM
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10. When Georgia recently tried to eliminate the word "evolution" from
the Department of Education's curriculum, Carter had this to say:

But Carter said dropping the word would leave Georgia's high school graduates "with a serious handicap as they enter college or private life where freedom of speech will be permitted."

(snip)

"There is no need to teach that stars can fall out of the sky and land on a flat Earth in order to defend our religious faith."


God bless you, Jimmy Carter.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/01/30/georgia.evoluti...
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-14-04 03:44 AM
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14. Annapolis gives you an engineering degree, but...
you really had to be up there to get into the Nuclear Navy back then.

I worked with a guy who was King's Point, and picked for the program in its early days when he was active Navy.

They had less than a year to train you as a nuclear officer, and I forget how long the course was, but each week you were tested, and the low man was immediately transferred to a minesweeper by Korea.

First week was two semesters of calculus, and every one thought they were kidding. Tested on Friday, and the low man was on his way to Korea on Sunday.

On Monday, they seriously hit the books for the two semsters of basic Physics that week.

Then, it got tough.





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