Vice President under William J. Clinton January 20, 1993 until January 20, 2001
GORE, Albert Arnold, Jr, . (son of Albert Arnold Gore), a Representative
and Senator from Tennessee, and 45th Vice President of the United States; born
in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1948; attended the public elementary schools of
Carthage, Tenn.; graduated, St. Albans High School, Washington, D.C., 1965;
graduated, Harvard University 1969; attended Vanderbilt University School of
Religion, Nashville, Tenn., 1971-1972 and the School of Law 1974-1976; business
executive; engaged in real estate development in Carthage; served in United
States Army 1969-1971 in Viet Nam; investigative reporter for the Nashville
Tennessean 1971-1976; elected in 1976 as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth
Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January
3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection in 1984 to the House of
Representatives, but was elected in November 1984 to the United States Senate;
reelected in 1990 and served from January 3, 1985 until his resignation on
January 2, 1993; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential
nomination in 1988; elected Vice President of the United States on the
Democratic ticket headed by William Jefferson Clinton in 1992 and was
inaugurated on January 20, 1993; reelected Vice President in 1996. -- Biographical
Data courtesy of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Al Gore is the 45th Vice President of the United States. He was born on March
31, 1948. His father, Albert Gore, Sr., was a congressman from Tennessee. When
young Al was four years old, his father was elected to the United States Senate.
As he was growing up, Al Gore spent his summers and vacations on his family's
farm in Tennessee. There, he did daily chores, fed the farm animals, and played
with his friends. During the rest of the year his family lived in Washington,
D.C., where he attended St. Albans Episcopal School for Boys. There, he played
basketball and football and ran track. It was at a school dance that he met Mary
Elizabeth "Tipper" Aitcheson, whom he would one day marry.
When he was only 28, Al Gore was elected to the U.S. House of
Representatives, and eight years later he was elected to the Senate. As a
Senator, he was a big supporter of environmental protection, and he worked to
establish April 22 as Earth Day.
Vice President Gore and his wife Tipper have four children: Karenna, born in
1973; Kristin, born in 1977; Sarah, born in 1979; and Albert III, born in 1982.
They also have two dogs, a black Labrador retriever named Shiloh, and a white
poodle named Coconut. In his spare time, the Vice President likes to jog and
play basketball. His favorite subjects in school were math and science, and his
favorite past President is Thomas Jefferson.
The Vice President has written a book called Earth in the Balance: Ecology
and the Human Spirit. It is about the environment and how we can work to
protect it. Vice President Gore believes that everyone has a responsibility to
help protect and preserve our environment. He wants us to recycle, reduce
pollution, and use energy efficiently.
The Vice President travels all over the world, meeting people and listening
to their concerns. He wants all young people to know that he and President
Clinton are working hard to make your future the best it can possibly be.
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