Albert Gore (1948)
Al Gore, Jr. was the son of former US Senator Albert Gore, Sr. and Pauline Gore. Raised in Carthage, Tennessee, and Washington, DC, he received a degree in government with honors from Harvard University in 1969. After graduation, he volunteered for enlistment in the US Army and served in Vietnam. Returning to civilian life, Gore became an investigative reporter with The Tennessean in Nashville. He attended Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Vanderbilt Law School and operated a small homebuilding business. Gore's Congressional career began when he was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1976 where he served eight years representing the then 4th District of Tennessee. He was elected to the US Senate in 1984 and was re-elected in 1990. A candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 1988, Gore won more than three million votes and Democratic contests in seven states. After the election of Bill Clinton in 1992, Al Gore was inaugurated as the 45th Vice President of the United States.
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