Al Gore

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Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician, businessman, and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Gore was the Democratic nominee for president of the United States in the 2000 presidential election. He lost the electoral college vote 266–271 to Republican nominee George W. Bush, despite winning the popular vote by approximately 543,895 votes. The election concluded after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5–4 in Bush v. Gore against a previous ruling by the Supreme Court of Florida on a re-count that would have likely given Gore a razor-thin lead in the state of Florida, had the re-count continued as planned. Gore is one of only five presidential candidates in American history to lose a presidential election despite winning the popular vote.

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Al Gore
Official portrait, 1994
45th Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1993  January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byDan Quayle
Succeeded byDick Cheney
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
January 3, 1985  January 2, 1993
Preceded byHoward Baker
Succeeded byHarlan Mathews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee
In office
January 3, 1977  January 3, 1985
Preceded byJoe L. Evins
Succeeded byBart Gordon
Personal details
Albert Arnold Gore Jr.

(1948-03-31) March 31, 1948 (age 75)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
(m. 1970; sep. 2010)
Children4, including Karenna and Kristin
  • Politician
  • environmentalist
  • businessman
  • journalist
  • author
Civilian awardsList of awards and honors
SignatureAl_Gore_Signature_3.svg Edit this at Wikidata
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1969–1971
RankSpecialist 4
Unit20th Engineer Brigade
Battles/warsVietnam War
Military awards

The son of politician Albert Gore Sr., Gore was an elected official for 24 years. He was a U.S. representative from Tennessee (1977–1985) and from 1985 to 1993 served as a U.S. senator from that state. He served as vice president during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 2001, defeating incumbents George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle in 1992, and Bob Dole and Jack Kemp in 1996. As of 2023, Gore's 1990 re-election remains the last time Democrats won a Senate election in Tennessee.

After his term as vice-president ended in 2001, Gore remained prominent as an author and environmental activist, whose work in climate change activism earned him (jointly with the IPCC) the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. 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.[1] Gore is also a partner in the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, heading its climate change solutions group.[2][3] 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.[1][4][5][6] He served on the Board of Directors of World Resources Institute.[7]

Gore has received a number of awards that include the Nobel Peace Prize (joint award with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007), a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album (2009) for his book An Inconvenient Truth,[8] a Primetime Emmy Award for Current TV (2007), and a Webby Award (2005). Gore was also the subject of the Academy Award winning (2007) documentary An Inconvenient Truth in 2006, as well as its 2017 sequel An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. In 2007, he was named a runner-up for Time's 2007 Person of the Year.[9] In 2008, Gore won the Dan David Prize for Social Responsibility.[10][11]