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Polybius

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Sun Oct 1, 2023, 07:51 PM Oct 2023

Jimmy Carter turns 99, about 7 months after entering hospice care [View all]

Source: NBC News

Former President Jimmy Carter turned 99 on Sunday, but because of the threat of a federal government shutdown, his fans began celebrating his birthday a day early.

The official birthday bash for the longest-living U.S. president in history had been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday instead of Sunday, which is when the federal funding that helps keep the lights burning at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta was in danger of running out, museum officials said. Congress voted Saturday evening to pass a stopgap measure to avert a shutdown just hours before the deadline.

“We want to make sure we are celebrating regardless of what Congress does,” Tony Clark, the museum’s public affairs director, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ahead of the 39th president's birthday.

So on the day Carter turned 99, the only event scheduled on the museum's site is a naturalization ceremony and an invitation to "come celebrate 99 new American citizens!"

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/jimmy-carter-turns-99-7-months-entering-hospice-care-rcna118084



Incredible! Happy birthday Mr. President!
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