Nation: All in the Family

The Carters clean up in 1977

It may have been a mixed first year in office for Jimmy Carter, but it was a darned good one for other members of his family. His brother, sisters and cousin reaped a tidy income harvest that in some cases would never have come their way if Jimmy were not living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The biggest beneficiary, of course, was bulbous Billy Carter, 40, who is working the public appearance circuit for all it is worth. That is about $240,000 annually, based on Billy's normal schedule of four appearances a month at $5,000 an exposure. In...

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