Carter, William Alton III
Born: Mar 29, 1937 AD
Died: 1988 AD, at 51 years of age.
1937 - Born on March 29th in Plains, Georgia.
- Billy Carter was neither the first nor the last brother to embarrass a president, but he was surely the most colorful.
1954 - He joined the Marines at seventeen.
1976 - He provided humor and a charming contrast to his straight-laced candidate sibling.
1978 - Billy made a highly publicized trip to Libya with a group of Georgia legislators and businessmen eager to make deals.
1980 - Billy's act had worn thin, and a major controversy over his dealings with the Libyan government cast a shadow over a Carter White House that could ill-afford another problem.
- He belatedly registered as a foreign agent of the Libyan government and admitted to receiving a $220,000 "loan" for oil sales he was supposed to facilitate.
1988 - Died from pancreatic cancer on September 25th.
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