Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter's third son, Donnel Jeffrey Carter, was born on August 18, 1952 — which, according to Parade, also happened to be his mother's birthday. Compared to his brothers, the third Carter son has lived a relatively quiet life. Known as "Jeff," he attended Georgia Southwestern University and later studied geography at George Washington University, graduating in 1978 with honors (per TIME Magazine). The same year he graduated from George Washington University, Jeff co-founded Computer Mapping Consultants alongside one of his former professors (via People).
Jeff met his wife Annette Davis on his very first date at Georgia Southwestern University (via Parade). The pair went on to marry in 1975 and had three children together: Joshua, born in 1984, Jeremy, born in 1987, and James, born in 1991. As stated by People, during his father's presidency, Jeff and Annette left the White House in order to focus on raising their children. The couple lost their son Jeremy in 2015 after he inexplicably died of a heart attack at 28 years old, per People. Annette died on September 19, 2021 at the age of 68.