Mostly Credited As: Al Gore Sometimes Credited As: Senator Albert Gore Vice President Al Gore Algore Albert Gore Jr. Al Gore Jr.
Birth Name: Albert Arnold Gore Jr. Date Of Birth: March 31, 1948 (Age 66) Country Of Birth: USA Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Congressman and Senator from Tennessee who served two terms as Vice-President of the United States under Bill Clinton from 1993-2001. Was the Democratic nominee for President in 2000 but lost a close election to George W. Bush. Gore won a narrow victory in the popular vote but came up short in the Electoral College. Since leaving public office, Gore has become a strong champion for environmental issues such as global warming. He decided against running for President in both 2004 and 2008.
Father Albert Gore, Sr. was a long-time Congressman and Senator from Tennessee. Received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Served in the Army in Vietnam as a journalist. Was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 1988 but lost out to Michael Dukakis, governor of Massachusetts. Took graduate courses in theology at Vanderbilt University but never received a degree. Had only met Bill Clinton once previously before being interviewed by him in 1992 to be Clinton's running mate. Once debated Rush Limbaugh about global warming on Nightline. Wrote a best-selling book about global warming entitled Earth in the Balance. Was the first candidate to bring up the issue of Willie Horton against Michael Dukakis in the presidential election of 1988.