Gloria Carter Spann

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Date of Birth October 22, 1926
Place of Birth Georgia
Date of Death Mar 5, 1990 (63)
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Gloria Carter Spann

Gloria Carter Spann was noted as one of the first women inducted into Harley-Davidson's 100,000 Mile Club, was named Most Outstanding Female Motorcyclist in 1978 and worked as an activist for motorcycle rights. Spann was a sister of former President Jimmy Carter.

Born: Gloria Carter, October 22, 1926, Plains, Georgia, U.S.
Died: March 05, 1990, Americus, Georgia, U.S.
Resting place: Lebanon Church Cemetery, Plains, Georgia
Alma mater: Georgia Southwestern State University
Known for: Sister of Jimmy Carter
Spouse(s): William Everett Hardy (1945–1949), Walter Spann (1950–1990, her death)
Children: 1
Parent(s): James Earl Carter, Sr, Lillian Gordy Carter

About Gloria Carter Spann

Best known as the younger sister of United States President Jimmy Carter.

Before Fame

She briefly studied journalism at Georgia Southwestern College.


She died of pancreatic cancer, a disease that had also killed her brother Billy, her sister Ruth, and both of her parents.

Family Life

Her first marriage, to an abusive war veteran named William Everett Hardy, resulted in her only child, a son named William Everett Hardy. She later married a Georgia-born farmer named Walter Guy Spann; the couple's marriage lasted from 1950 until her death in 2012.


Her brother Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, served as the United States' thirty-ninth president and was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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