Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist. He served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Gore was selected as the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election but lost the election in a very close race after a Florida recount. He is the son of Albert Gore Sr. and Pauline Gore, one of the first women to graduate from Vanderbilt University Law School.
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Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist. He served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Gore was selected as the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election but lost the election in a very close race after a Florida recount. Gore is the founder and current chair of The Climate Reality Project, the co-founder and chair of Generation Investment Management, the now-defunct Current TV network, a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc. and a senior adviser to Google. Gore has received a number of awards that include the Nobel Peace Prize, a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for his book An Inconvenient Truth, a Primetime Emmy Award for Current TV, and a Webby Award. In 2007, he was named a runner-up for Time’s 2007 Person of the Year. He is the son of Albert Gore Sr., a U.S. Representative who later served for 18 years as a U S. Senator from Tennessee, and Pauline Gore, one of the first women to graduate from Vanderbilt University Law School. Gore married Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson at his St. Albans senior prom in 1965. They have four children; Karenna Gore, Kristin Carlson Gore, Sarah LaFon Gore and Albert Arnold Gore III. In June 2010, the Gores announced in an e-mail to friends that after “long and careful consideration” they had made a mutual decision to separate. In May 2012, it was reported that Gore started dating Elizabeth Keadle of California. Gore is a descendant of Scots Irish immigrants who first settled in Virginia in the mid-17th-century and moved to Tennessee after the Revolutionary War.
He was an avid reader who fell in love with scientific and mathematical theories, but he did not do well in science classes. During his senior year of high school, he took a class with oceanographer and global warming theorist Roger Revelle, who sparked his interest in global warming and earned him a B. As a junior and senior years, he became more involved with environmental issues. He has 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. In 2008, Gore won the Dan David Prize for Social Responsibility for his work in climate change activism. He also served as an elected official for 24 years, including as a representative from Tennessee and from 1985 to 1993 as a senator from that state. His older sister Nancy LaF on Gore died of lung cancer. During the school year he lived with his family in The Fairfax Hotel in the Embassy Row section in Washington D. C. during the summer months, he worked on the family farm in Carthage, Tennessee where the Gore’s grew tobacco and hay and raised cattle. He attended St. Albans School, an independent college preparatory day and boarding school for boys in Washington, D.C. from 1956 to 1965, a prestigious feeder school for the Ivy League.