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|Birth Day:||March 29, 1937|
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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.
After briefly attending Emory University, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and subsequently worked for his family's peanut growing business.
Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, to James Earl Carter Sr. and Lillian Gordy Carter. He was named after his paternal grandfather and great-grandfather, William Carter Sr. and William Archibald Carter Jr. respectively. He attended Emory University in Atlanta but did not complete a degree. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps, then returned to Plains to work with his brother in the family business of growing peanuts. In 1955, at the age of 18, he married Sybil Spires (b. 1939), also of Plains. They were the parents of six children: Kim, Jana, William "Buddy" Carter IV, Marle, Mandy, and Earl, who was 12 years old when his father died. His siblings were Jimmy Carter, Gloria Carter-Spann and Ruth Carter.
In 1972, Billy Carter purchased a gas and service station in Plains. He owned and operated it for most of the decade.
Carter ran for mayor of Plains in 1976, but lost the election, 97 to 71 votes.
In 1977, he endorsed Billy Beer, introduced by the Falls City Brewing Company, who wished to capitalize upon his colorful image as a beer-drinking Southern good ol' boy that developed in the press when his brother ran for President. Billy Carter's name was occasionally used as a gag answer for a Washington, D.C., trouble-maker on 1970s episodes of Match Game. He was known for his outlandish public behavior; he once urinated on an airport runway in full view of the press and dignitaries.
In late 1978 and early 1979, Billy Carter visited Libya three times with a contingent from Georgia. He eventually registered as a foreign agent of the Libyan government and received a $220,000 loan. (Edwin P. Wilson claimed he had seen a telegram showing that Libya paid Billy Carter $2 million.) This led to a Senate hearing on alleged influence peddling which the press named Billygate. A Senate sub-committee was called To Investigate Activities of Individuals Representing Interests of Foreign Governments (Billy Carter—Libya Investigation). On August 4, 1980, President Jimmy Carter wrote: "I am deeply concerned that Billy has received funds from Libya and that he may be under obligation to Libya. These facts will govern my relationship with Billy as long as I am president. Billy has had no influence on U.S. policy or actions concerning Libya in the past, and he will have no influence in the future."
In 1999, Carter's son William "Buddy" Carter IV published a biography of his father titled Billy Carter: A Journey Through the Shadows ( ISBN 1-56352-553-4).
Billy 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.
|#1||Jimmy Carter||Brother||$10 Million||$207 Thousand||96||President|
|#6||James Earl Carter Sr.||Father||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#8||Lillian Gordy Carter||Mother||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#10||Jack Carter||Nephew||$1 Million (Approx.)||N/A||98||Actor|
|#11||Amy Carter||Niece||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||53||Celebrity Family Member|
|#12||Ruth Carter Stapleton||Sister||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#13||Gloria Carter Spann||Sister||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||63||Celebrity Family Member|
Currently, Billy Carter is 85 years, 2 months and 29 days old. Billy Carter will celebrate 86th birthday on a Wednesday 29th of March 2023. Below we countdown to Billy Carter upcoming birthday.