Jimmy Carter was a former electronics instructor in the naval nuclear submarine program who developed his father's peanut business into a thriving enterprise. His wife Rosalyn Carter, worked as a bookkkeeper in her husband's business. This check image is particularly interesting because his check is made out to the Town of Plains. Jimmy Carter He became the first man to be elected president from the Deep South since Zachary Taylor. A Jimmy Carter autograph is worth more than peanuts. This reproduction would look great in an album or display.