Lillian Gordy Carter

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Lillian Gordy Carter
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Country India
Years: 1966-1968
Site(s) Godrej Colony
Program(s) Health
Lillian Gordy Carter started in India 1966
Laney H. Bancroft, Karen Brazil Breashears, Art Bunce, Lillian Gordy Carter, Terry Coleman, Ron Counseller, Brenda Jaudon, Ron Tschetter
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Laney H. Bancroft, Lillian Gordy Carter, Terry Coleman, Ron Counseller, Brenda Jaudon, Rasmith 10, Ron Tschetter
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Jane Albritton, Laney H. Bancroft, John Blum, Karen Brazil Breashears, Art Bunce, Edward W. Carlson, Lillian Gordy Carter, Terry Coleman, Ron Counseller, Rose Anne Crimmins, Michael Gannett, William Hellyer, Philip Holland, Brenda Jaudon, Barry Levinson … further results
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Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (August 15, 1898 – October 30, 1983) was the mother of former president of the United States, Jimmy Carter. She is also known for contribution to nursing in her home state of Georgia and as a Peace Corps volunteer in India as well as writing two books during the Carter presidency.

In 1966, at the age of 68, Carter applied for the Peace Corps. After completing a psychiatric evaluation, she received three months of training and was sent to India where she worked at the Godrej Colony 30 miles from Mumbai where she worked for 21 months including with lepers. Emory University established the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing in honor of the work she did in India. The Atlanta Regional Office of the Peace Corps has named an award in her honor for volunteers over 50 who make the biggest contribution.

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