|Description:||While visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in November, 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter took time out for a run with some staff members of the CDC. Shown in the front row (left to right), were Mark Rosenberg, Chief of the Violence Epidemiology Branch; Nancy Heddemark, from the International Health Program Office; President Carter; and Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer Craig White. Standing in the back row was the Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Education, Dennis Tolsma (Lt.), and Assistant Director for Public Health Practice, and former CDC Director, Jeffery Koplan.|
In 1962 former President Jimmy Carter entered the realm of state politics, and eight years later was elected Governor of Georgia. Among the new young southern governors, he attracted attention by emphasizing ecology, efficiency in government, and the removal of racial barriers. In 1977 he became the 39th President of the United States.