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|45th Vice President of the United States|
January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||Dan Quayle|
|Succeeded by||Dick Cheney|
|United States Senator|
January 3, 1985 – January 2, 1993
|Preceded by||Howard Baker|
|Succeeded by||Harlan Mathews|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 6th district
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1985
|Preceded by||Robin Beard|
|Succeeded by||Bart Gordon|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 4th district
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983
|Preceded by||Joe L. Evins|
|Succeeded by||Jim Cooper|
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.
March 31, 1948
Washington, D.C., United States
|Spouse(s)||Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Gore (1970-2010, divorced)|
Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is a former American politician. He was the vice president of the United States under Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. Before that, he was a U.S. senator and a congressman for Tennessee. He is a Democrat.
He was chosen as the Democratic nominee of the 2000 United States presidential election, but lost the electoral vote to Republican candidate George W. Bush because of Florida and the US Supreme Court ruling a 5-4 favor of Bush. Gore got more votes, though.
Albert Gore, Jr. was born at Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, D.C. He is the second of two children. His father, Albert A. Gore Sr. was a Senator for Tennessee and congressman. His mother, Pauline LaFon Gore was one of the first women to have graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School. Gore is descended from Scots-Irish immigrants who first settled in Virginia in the mid-17th-century, and moved to Tennessee after the Revolutionary War. At least two of these ancestors, Jacob Waggoner and Lewis Stunston, owned slaves. Gore was brought up in both Washington and Tennessee. His older sister was Nancy LaFon Gore, who was born in 1938, died of lung cancer in 1984.
Gore was a Representative from 1977 to 1985 and a Senator from 1985 to 1993. In 1988 he ran for President for the first time, but lost to Michael Dukakis in the Democratic primary. In 1993, he became Vice President to Bill Clinton. He ran for President in 2000, but lost to George W. Bush (many people still argue this). Even though he lost the race, Gore won in the popular vote by over 500,000 votes.
After the vice presidency
He is also a fighter for issues involving the environment. He released a movie in 2006 about global warming and climate change called An Inconvenient Truth, which was based on a slide show he had given to millions of people. In 2007, Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize which he shared with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Potential 2016 presidential campaign
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- The Nobel Peace Prize for 2007
- "Al Gore 2016: Support Starting To Build For Another Presidential Run". Inquistor. July 20, 2014. http://www.inquisitr.com/1364345/al-gore-2016-support-starting-to-build-for-another-presidential-run/.
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- Rozsa, Matthew (July 19, 2014). "Al Gore is the single-issue candidate we need". Salon. http://www.salon.com/2014/07/19/al_gore_is_the_single_issue_candidate_we_need/.
- Goldman, Russell (June 1, 2010). "Al, Tipper Gore Shock Friends With Divorce Announcement". ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/al-tipper-gore-shock-friends-divorce-announcement/story?id=10800639#.Tr1CsvHsk7A. Retrieved November 11, 2011.