Mr Carter, the 39th President of the United States, attended the memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral with his wife Rosalynn. He was one of five living presidents invited along – current US President Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were the others. Former US President George H W Bush had been the oldest-surviving US President until his death on Friday at the age of 94. Mr Carter, who cut a frail figure, sat next to former Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton at the front of the cathedral.
He was seen good-naturedly greeting Bill Clinton as he took his seat.
Jimmy Carter age – how old is oldest surviving ex-president?
Mr Cater was born on October 1, 1924, making him 94 years of age.
The Democrat served as US president for three years between January 20, 1977 and January 20, 1981.
He is currently the oldest and earliest serving of all US living presidents.
Who else is at today’s funeral?
A host of world leaders and dignitaries were present at today’s funeral.
Representing Britain was Prince Charles and former British Prime Minister John Major, who was in office during Bush’s presidency.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was present as were the leaders of Jordan, Australia and Poland.
Jon Meacham, a presidential biographer, said in a eulogy: “George H.W. Bush was America’s last great soldier-statesman.
“He stood in the breach in the Cold War against totalitarianism.
“He stood in the breach in Washington against unthinking partisanship.”
What did Jimmy Carter say about George Bush Snr?
Although Mr Carter did not give a speech, he offered warm words about Mr Bush Snr following his death last week.
He said: “His administration was marked by grace, civility, and social conscience.
“Through his Points of Light initiative and other projects, he espoused a uniquely American volunteer spirit, fostering bipartisan support for citizen service and inspiring millions to embrace community volunteerism as a cherished responsibility.”