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Al Gore Biography, Career, Age, Politics, Height, Family, and Net Worth.
Who is Al Gore?
Al Gore is an American politician and environmentalist, he served as the 45th vice president of the United State from 1993 to 2001.
As a vice president, he was serving under President Bill Clinton. After Bill Clinton’s term expired, Gore was the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election. However, he was defeated by George W. Bush in a very tight and close race after the Florida recount.
In addition, he was an elected official for 24 years. In 1977, he was the representative from Tennessee a position he held until 1985. After that, he became a senator from the state from 1985 until 1993.
After his term as a Vice President ended and he was defeated in the 2000 presidential election, he has remained popular as a writer and environmental activist. As an environmental activist, he works in climate change activism which earned him a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Moreover, he is the founder and Chair of The Climate Reality Project. In addition, he is the co-founder and chair of Generation Investment Management, which is now the defunct Current TV network. Furthermore, he is also a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc. In addition, he is also a senior adviser to Google. He is also a partner in the Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.
Apart from being a politician and an environmentalist, he has also served as a visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Fisk University, and the University of California, Los Angeles as a visiting professor. He was a member of the World Resources Institute’s Board of Directors.
Following his graduation in 1969, he immediately became qualified for the military draft. At the time, his father, who was a vocal anti-Vietnam War critic, was seeking reelection in 1970.
Despite most of his classmates avoiding the army draft, Gore decided to join, since he believed it would be the only way he could serve the country, personal values,s, and interests. In addition, he also believed if he found a way around military service, he would be able to hand an issue to his father’s Republican opponent.
In addition, he added another reason for him joining the army was because if he did not join another person was going to join. Moreover, after he finally enlisted in August 1969, he went back to Havard University to say goodbye in Uniform.
He received his basic training at Fort Dix starting August 1969 to October the same year. After that, he was assigned to be a journalist at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Moreover, in April 1970, he was named Rucker’s Soldier of the Month.
Gore ordered he be sent to Vietnam, however, his request was delayed for some time. On the other hand, his parents thought the reason for the delay was because the Nixon administration that if anything happened to him his father would gain sympathy votes.
After some time he was eventually sent to Vietnam on January 2, 1971. This was after his father lost his seat in the Senate during the 1970 Senate election.
How Old Is Al Gore?
He was born on March 31st, 1948, he is 73 years old in 2021.
Al Gore Family
Who are His Parents?
He was born in Washington DC, the U.S as the son of Albert Gore and Pauline LaFon. His father was also a politician.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has a brother who is the second born in a family with two children.
Al Gore Education
Gore attended St. Albans School, from 1956 to 1965. During his time in high school, he was the captain of the football team. In addition, he also threw discus for the track and field team and participated in basketball, art, and government. He graduated 25th in a class of 51. After high school, he applied to Harvard University and was accepted.
Al Gore Wife
He is married to Mary Elizabeth” Tipper” Aitcheson. The two met at high school in 1965 and later tied the knot on May 19, 1970.
Al Gore Children
They have been blessed with three children Karenna Gore, Kristin Carlson Gore, Sarah LaFon, and Albert Arnold.
Gore started his political career after he started serving in the US Congress at the age of 28. He served in that position for 16 years, where he was serving in both house and the Senate. In addition, during this time he spent most of his time in Tennesse working for his constituents.
Gore run for a presidential seat for the first time in 1988. He campaigned for the Democratic Party nomination for the US President. In the race, he was competing against Joe Biden, Gary Hart, Dick Gephardt, Paul Simon, Jesse Jackson, and Michael Dukakis. However, he lost the primary to Michael Dukakis, he managed to emerge in third place.
At the time he was running for the presidential seat he was only 39 years old, becoming the youngest serious presidential candidate after F. Kennedy. In addition, he also thought that he would be the only serious Southern candidate. However, he forgot to count Jesse Jackson, who defeated him in the South Carolina Primary.
He was subsequently endorsed by New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who made statements in favor of Israel and anti-Jackson comments. However, these remarks cost Gore in his campaigns as his supporter shifted and received only 10% of the votes.
Gore later stepped down from the race, where The New York Times reported that he lost support since he was also attacking Jackson, Dukakis, and others. In addition, despite ups and downs in the campaigns, Gore was able to reconcile with Jackson who later endorsed their Clinton-Gore ticket in 1992 and 1996.
1992 presidential election
Gore had second thoughts about becoming Clinton’s running mate in the 1992 presidential race. He changed his mind and accepted the offer after he clashed with Bush’s administration over global warming. In addition, Clinton stated that his choice was influenced by Gore’s experience in foreign policies, environmental work, and family commitment.
However, Clinton’s choice was criticized since he chose a fellow Southerner who shares his political ideas and has the same age as Clinton. Many expected him to choose a person who would diversify the ticket.
The duo accepted the Democratic nomination, at the Democratic National Convention on July 17, 1992. Moreover, The New York Times noted that if the duo was going to win the election it would be the youngest duo to make it into the White House.
Their ticket grew strong after they traveled with their wives Hillary and Tipper on a six-day, 1000 from New York to St Louis. The Duo went on to defeat the Bush-Quayle ticket with 43%-38% of the votes.
The two won the 1992 general election, and they became the youngest duo to take the office for 45 and 44 years respectively. They were inaugurated on January 20, 1993. He served as the vice president from 1993 to 2001.
Being the vice president Clinton involved Gore in decision-making. in addition due to their daily conversation, Gore became Clinton’s “indisputable chief adviser”.
However, Gore had to compete with Hillary, the first lady for President Clinton’s influence. This was after she was appointed to the healthcare task group without Gore’s approval. According to Vanity Fair, President Clinton’s “unwillingness to confide in his vice president was a revealing indicator of the true pecking order,” and “it was an open knowledge that some of Hillary’s advisers…nurtured hopes that she would become president.”
2000 Presidential Race
As early as 1998, there were rumors that he would run for the 2000 presidential seat after Clinton’s retirement. In an interview with CNN’s late edition with Wolf Blitzer in March 1999. He told him that he was going to give his vision when his campaign starts and it will be sweeping.
Gore officially declared his candidacy for a presidential seat on June 16th, 1999 in a speech he delivered in Carthage Tennessee. As a presidential candidate, his major theme during his campaigns was to strengthen the American family. However, he also distanced himself from Clinton who claimed he had cheated him.
Moreover, he faced an early challenge from former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, who was considered a “fresh face” for the White House.
In addition, on August 13th, 2000 he announced that he had appointed Lieber man as his presidential running mate. Lieberman became the first person of the Jewish faith, to run for the nation’s second-highest office. Gore and his running mate accepted the Democratic nomination and he started his campaigns.
During the general election, he was defeated by George W. Bush. The result led to a recount where he won in the popular vote while he was defeated in the electoral vote.
Al Gore Height
He stands at an average height of 1.85m tall.
Al Gore’s Net Worth
He has a net worth of $200 million.
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