20 Facts About Amy Carter


Amy Lynn Carter was born on October 19,1967 and is the daughter of the 39th US president Jimmy Carter and his first lady Rosalynn Carter.


Amy Carter was born on October 19,1967, in Plains, Georgia.


Amy Carter was raised in Plains until her father was elected governor, whereupon she moved with her family into the Georgia Governor's Mansion in Atlanta.


Amy Carter later moved to the White House at the age of 9 when her father was elected US president.


Amy Carter attended public schools in Washington during her four years in the White House; first Stevens Elementary School and then Rose Hardy Middle School.


Amy Carter was a Senate page during the 1982 summer session.


Amy Carter attended Brown University but was academically dismissed in 1987, "for failing to keep up with her coursework".


Amy Carter later earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Memphis College of Art and received a master's degree in art history from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1996.


In January 1977, at the age of nine, Amy Carter entered the White House, where she lived for four years.


Amy Carter was given an elephant from Sri Lanka from an immigrant; the animal was given to the National Zoo in Washington, DC Amy Carter attended public schools, including Stevens Elementary School and Hardy Middle School.


Amy Carter roller-skated through the White House's East Room and had a treehouse on the South Lawn.


Mary Prince acted as her nanny for most of the period from 1971 until Jimmy Amy Carter's presidency ended, having begun in that position through a prison release program in Georgia.


Amy Carter did not receive the "hands off" treatment that most of the media later afforded to Chelsea Clinton.


President Amy Carter mentioned his daughter during a 1980 debate with Ronald Reagan, when he said he had asked her what the most important issue in that election was and she said, "the control of nuclear arms".


Amy Carter participated in sit-ins and protests during the 1980s and early 1990s that were aimed at changing US foreign policy towards South African apartheid and Central America.


Amy Carter was acquitted of all charges in a well-publicized trial in Northampton, Massachusetts.


Amy Carter illustrated The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer, her father's book for children, published in 1995.


In September 1996, Amy Carter married computer consultant James Gregory Wentzel, whom she had met while attending Tulane; Wentzel was a manager at Chapter Eleven, an Atlanta bookstore, where Amy Carter worked part-time.


Since the late 1990s, Amy Carter has maintained a low profile, neither participating in public protests nor granting interviews.


Amy Carter is a member of the board of counselors of the Carter Center that advocates human rights and diplomacy as established by her father.