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Al Gore

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore

Full Name: Albert Arnold Gore, Jr
Profession: 45th Vice President of the United States

United States of America

Biography: Previously a senator from Tennessee, Gore served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.

Gore was also the Democratic Party's nominee for President in 2000. In one of the closest and most contentious presidential races in history, Gore won the national popular vote, but lost the electoral vote and thus the Presidency, to George W. Bush.

After his term ended as Vice President he became well known for his environmental activism. His work on climate change won him the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Born: March 31, 1948
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

  • 1970-05-19 US Vice President Al Gore weds (22) weds author Tipper Aitcheson (21) at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Historical Events

  • 1998-11-12 Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol
  • 2000-11-07 Controversial US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore is inconclusive; the result, in Bush's favor, is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court
  • 2000-12-13 American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

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