GORE, Albert Arnold, Jr.



GORE, Albert Arnold, Jr., (son of Albert Arnold Gore), A Representative and Senator from Tennessee, and a 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; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president in 2000.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Gipson, Troy. From Carthage to Oslo: A Biography of Al Gore. Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2012.

Gore, Al. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It. Emmaus, Penn.: Rodale Press, 2006.

___. Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1992.

___, and Tipper Gore. Joined at the Heart: The Transformation of the American Family. New York: H. Holt, 2002.

Schlup, Leonard. "Campaigning for Vice President: Al Gore's Speeches in 1992." Tamkang Journal of American Studies 11 (Winter 1994): 37-54.

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