(son of Albert Arnold Gore), a Representative and Senator from Tennessee, and a Vice President of the United States; born in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1948; attended the public elementary schools of Carthage, Tenn.; graduated, St. Albans High School, Washington, D.C., 1965; graduated, Harvard University 1969; attended Vanderbilt University School of Religion, Nashville, Tenn., 1971-1972 and the School of Law 1974-1976; business executive; engaged in real estate development in Carthage; served in United States Army 1969-1971 in Viet Nam; investigative reporter for the Nashville Tennessean 1971-1976; elected in 1976 as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection in 1984 to the House of Representatives, but was elected in November 1984 to the United States Senate; reelected in 1990 and served from January 3, 1985, until his resignation on January 2, 1993; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988; elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket headed by William Jefferson Clinton in 1992 and was inaugurated on January 20, 1993; reelected Vice President in 1996; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president in 2000.
Former Vice President Al Gore has served as a Senior Advisor to Google, Inc. and Vice Chairman of Metropolitan West Financial LLC since 2001.
Mr. Gore was inaugurated as the 45th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993. He was re-elected in 1996 and served for a total of eight years as President of the Senate, a member of the cabinet and the National Security Council, and as the leader of a wide range of Administration initiatives, including in the areas of environmental policy, technology, science, communications, community empowerment and government cost cutting.
Gore is a visiting professor at the University of California Los Angeles, Fisk University and Middle Tennessee State University.
Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948, the son of former U.S. Senator Albert Gore, Sr. and Pauline Gore. Raised in Carthage, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C., he received a degree in government with honors from Harvard University in 1969. After graduation, he volunteered for enlistment in the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. Upon returning from Vietnam, Al Gore became an investigative reporter with the Tennessean in Nashville, where he also attended Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School and then Law School.