Lillian Gordy Carter
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1898
Date of Death: 1983
Cause of Death: Cancer
Religion: Baptist
Occupation: Author of Non-Fiction, Nurse
Spouse: James Earl Carter, Sr. (d. 1953)
Children: Jimmy;
Ruth (d. September 1983);
Political Party: Democratic Party
Fictional Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Drive to the East
Type of Appearance: Direct (as "Miss Lillian")
Nationality: Confederate States
Children: Jimmy (d. 1942)

Lillian Gordy Carter (August 15, 1898 - October 30, 1983) was the mother of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. She is also known for her 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.

Lillian Gordy Carter in Southern Victory[]

Miss Lillian lived in Plains, Georgia in the Confederate States. In late 1942, during the Second Great War, the town came under attack from Spartacus' band of the black resistance fighters. Her son Jimmy, a sailor in the Confederate States Navy and in town on leave, led the defense of Plains. However, during the raid, he was killed by United States Army soldier and escaped POW Jonathan Moss in front of Miss Lillian.[1]

Literary comment[]

The text describes certain members of the Carter family in perfect detail but omits their surname.


  1. Drive to the East, pg. 524, tpb.