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Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.

Nicknames: "Al Gore"
Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Albert Gore, US Senator from Tennessee and Pauline Gore
Husband of Tipper Gore
Father of Karenna Aitcheson Schiff; Kristin Carlson Gore; Sarah Gore and Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, III
Brother of Nancy LaFon Hunger

Occupation: former Vice President, United States, 45th Vice President
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About Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American environmental activist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. He is an author, businessperson, Nobel laureate, and former journalist. Gore also starred in the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won an Academy Award in 2007. He later won a Grammy Award for the audio version of his related book An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It, in February, 2009.

Gore was involved in American politics for 24 years, serving first in the U.S. House of Representatives (1977–85) and later in the U. S. Senate (1985–93) (representing Tennessee) before becoming vice president. Gore was the Democratic nominee for president in the 2000 presidential election. He won the popular vote by approximately 500,000 votes, but ultimately lost the electoral college to Republican candidate George W. Bush when the legal controversy over the Florida election recount was eventually settled in the U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 margin in favor of Bush.

Gore is the recipient of a number of awards. He and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Gore received a Primetime Emmy Award for Current TV in 2007, and a Webby Award in 2005. Time named Gore as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year.

He is currently the founder and chair of Alliance for Climate Protection, the co-founder and chair of Generation Investment Management, the co-founder and chair of Current TV, a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc., and a senior advisor to Google. He is also a partner in the venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, heading that firm's climate change solutions group. In addition, Gore is on the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University as a visiting professor, and was a visiting professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Fisk University, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American environmental activist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. He is an author, businessperson, Nobel laureate, and former journalist. Gore also starred in the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won an Academy Award in 2007. He later won a Grammy Award for the audio version of his related book An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It, in February, 2009.

Gore was involved in American politics for 24 years, serving first in the U.S. House of Representatives (1977–85) and later in the U. S. Senate (1985–93) (representing Tennessee) before becoming vice president. Gore was the Democratic nominee for president in the 2000 presidential election. He won the popular vote by approximately 500,000 votes, but ultimately lost the electoral college to Republican candidate George W. Bush when the legal controversy over the Florida election recount was eventually settled in the U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 margin in favor of Bush.

Gore is the recipient of a number of awards. He and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Gore received a Primetime Emmy Award for Current TV in 2007, and a Webby Award in 2005. Time named Gore as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year.

He is currently the founder and chair of Alliance for Climate Protection, the co-founder and chair of Generation Investment Management, the co-founder and chair of Current TV, a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc., and a senior advisor to Google. He is also a partner in the venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, heading that firm's climate change solutions group. In addition, Gore is on the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University as a visiting professor, and was a visiting professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Fisk University, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party nominee for President in the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

Gore is currently an author, businessperson, and environmental activist. He was previously an elected official for 24 years, representing Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives (1977–85), and later in the U.S. Senate (1985–93), and finally becoming Vice President in 1993. In the 2000 presidential election, Gore won the popular vote by more than 500,000 votes. However, he ultimately lost the Electoral College, and the election, to Republican George W. Bush when the U.S. Supreme Court settled the legal controversy over the Florida vote recount by ruling 5-4 in favor of Bush. It was the only time in history that the Supreme Court may have determined the outcome of a presidential election.

He is a founder and current chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection, the co-founder and chair of Generation Investment Management, the co-founder and chair of Current TV, a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc., and a senior adviser to Google. Gore is also a partner in the venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, heading that firm's climate change solutions group. He has served as a visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Fisk University, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Gore has received a number of awards including the Nobel Peace Prize (joint award with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) (2007), a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album (2009) for his book An Inconvenient Truth, a Primetime Emmy Award for Current TV (2007), and a Webby Award (2005). Gore was also the subject of the Academy Award-winning (2007) documentary An Inconvenient Truth in 2006. In 2007 he was named a runner-up for Time's 2007 Person of the Year.

-------------------- Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) served as the 45th Vice President of the United States (1993–2001), under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party nominee for President in the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

Gore is currently an author, businessman, and environmental activist. He was previously an elected official for 24 years, representing Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives (1977–85), and later in the U.S. Senate (1985–93), and finally becoming Vice President in 1993. In the 2000 presidential election, Gore won the popular vote by more than 500,000 votes. However, he ultimately lost the Electoral College, and the election, to Republican George W. Bush when the U.S. Supreme Court settled the legal controversy over the Florida vote recount by ruling 5-4 in favor of Bush.[4] It was the only time in history that the Supreme Court may have determined the outcome of a presidential election.[5]

He is a founder and current chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection, the co-founder and chair of Generation Investment Management, the co-founder and chair of Current TV, a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc., and a senior adviser to Google.[6] Gore is also a partner in the venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, heading that firm's climate change solutions group.[7][8] He has served as a visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Fisk University, and the University of California, Los Angeles.[6][9][10][11]

Gore has received a number of awards including the Nobel Peace Prize (joint award with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) (2007), a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album (2009) for his book An Inconvenient Truth,[12] a Primetime Emmy Award for Current TV (2007), and a Webby Award (2005). Gore was also the subject of the Academy Award-winning (2007) documentary An Inconvenient Truth in 2006. In 2007 he was named a runner-up for Time's 2007 Person of the Year.[13]

Albert Gore, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C., the second of two children of Albert Gore, Sr., a U.S. Representative who later served as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, and Pauline LaFon Gore, one of the first women to graduate from Vanderbilt University Law School.[14] Gore's paternal ancestors were Scots-Irish who first settled in Virginia in the mid 17th-century and moved to Tennessee after the Revolutionary War.[15] His older sister Nancy LaFon Gore, who was born in 1938, died of lung cancer in 1984.[16]

During the school year he lived with his family in The Fairfax Hotel in the Embassy Row section in Washington D.C.[17] During the summer months, he worked on the family farm in Carthage, Tennessee, where the Gores grew tobacco and hay[18][19] and raised cattle.[20] Gore attended the all boys' St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. from 1956 to 1965, a prestigious feeder school for the Ivy League.[21][22] He was the captain of the football team, threw discus for the track and field team, and participated in basketball, art, and government.[14][17][23][24] He graduated 25th in his class of 51, applied to only one college, Harvard, and was accepted.[21][22]

He met Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Aitcheson from the nearby St. Agnes School at his St. Albans senior prom in 1965.[17] Tipper followed Gore to Boston to attend college,[16] and on May 19, 1970, shortly after Tipper graduated from Boston University, they married at the Washington National Cathedral.[16][25][26][27]

They have four children, Karenna (b. 1973), Kristin Carlson Gore (b. 1977), Sarah LaFon Gore (b. 1979), and Albert Gore III (b. 1982).[2]

In early June 2010, shortly after purchasing a new home,[28] the Gores announced in an e-mail to friends that after "long and careful consideration," they had made a mutual decision to separate.[1]

1. NBC News and news services (June 2, 2010). "Al and Tipper Gore separate after 40 years:Couple calls it 'a mutual and mutually supportive decision'". MSNBC. Retrieved June 28, 2010. 2. CNN staff (June 16, 1999). "Biography: Gore's road from Tennessee to the White House". CNN. Retrieved June 29, 2010. 3. New York Times staff (October 11, 2007). "Al Gore: Quick Biography". New York Times. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 4. Supreme Court of the US (December 12, 2000). "George W. Bush, et al., Petitioners v. Albert Gore, Jr., et al., 531 U.S. 98 (2000)". Cornell Law School. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 5. Klarman, Michael J. (December, 2001). "Bush v. Gore Through the Lens of Constitutional History" (Fee required). California Law Review (California Law Review) 89, No. 6 (6): 1721–1765. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 6. Gore, Al. "Al's Bio". AlGore.com. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 7. Coile, Zachary (November 13, 2007). "Gore joins Valley's Kleiner Perkins to push green business". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 8. "Partner bio at Kleiner Perkins". Kleiner Perkins. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 9. Office of Public Affairs (January 25, 2001). "Former Vice President Al Gore to Teach at Columbia's School of Journalism". Columbia News: the Public Affairs and Record Home Page. Columbia University. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 10. Jet staff (February 19, 2001). "Al Gore To Teach At Fisk University—Brief Article". Jet. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 11. Lee, Cynthia; Ko, Amy (2001). "Training the Next Community Builders:Gore taps faculty expertise". UCLA Today. Retrieved August 20, 2008. 12. "The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Winners List". Category 79: Best Spoken Word Album. Grammy.com. 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 13. Bono (December 19, 2007). "Time Person of the Year 2007 Runners-Up: Al Gore". Time. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 14. Tumulty,Karen (August 21, 2000). "Democratic Convention: The Women Who Made Al Gore". Time. Retrieved June 29, 2010. 15. Turque, Inventing Al Gore, p. 8. 16. "Gore Chronology". Frontline, Choice 2000. PBS. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 17. Maraniss, David; Nakashima, Ellen (October 10, 1999). "Al Gore, Growing Up in Two Worlds". Washington Post. Retrieved June 28, 2010. 18. The Tennessean (photo) (December 31, 1999). "The Gores, including Al's older sister Nancy, behind the wheel, at their family home in Carthage". The Life of Al Gore, Growing Up (Washington Post). Retrieved June 28, 2010. 19. Associated Press (photo) (December 31, 1999). "On the congressional monorail at the family's second home, Capitol Hill". The Life of Al Gore, Growing Up (Washington Post). Retrieved June 28, 2010. 20. Zelnick, Bob (1999). Al Gore: A Political Life. Regnery Publishing. ISBN 0-89526-326-2. 21. Maraniss, David; Nakashima, Ellen (March 18, 2000). "Gore's Grades Belie Image of Studiousness". Washington Post. 22. Henneberger, Melinda (June 21, 2000). "On Campus Torn by 60's, Agonizing Over the Path". New York Times. Retrieved June 22, 2008. 23. "Al Gore '65 Wins Nobel Peace Prize". St. Albans School. Retrieved June 22, 2008.[dead link] 24. St. Albans Class of 1965 (photo) (December 31, 1999). "In Washington, Gore attended the prestigious St. Albans private school for boys". The Life of Al Gore, Growing Up (Washington Post). Retrieved June 28, 2010. 25. Family photo (December 31, 1999). "Sen. Albert Gore and Pauline Gore share words with their son Al Jr. and his bride". The Life of Al Gore, Path to Politics (Washington Post). Retrieved June 28, 2010. 26. Family photo (December 31, 1999). "Al Gore and his future wife, Tipper, attend a Garland Junior College Dance". The Life of Al Gore, Growing up (Washington Post). Retrieved June 28, 2010. 27. Howd, Aimee (August 23, 1999). "Next First Lady Will Recast Role - Tipper Gore and Laura Bush". Insight on the News. Retrieved June 28, 2010.

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Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the USA's Timeline

1948
March 31, 1948
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
1970
May 19, 1970
Age 22
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
1973
August 6, 1973
Age 25
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
1977
June 5, 1977
Age 29
Carthage, Tennessee, United States
1979
January 7, 1979
Age 30
1982
October 19, 1982
Age 34
1993
January 20, 1993
Age 44
DC, USA