Al Gore


Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. served as the 45th Vice President of the United States (1993–2001), under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party's nominee for President and lost the 2000 U.S. presidential election despite winning the popular vote. Gore is currently an author and environmental activist.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on March 31, 1948.
1956 8 Years Old Gore 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. … Read More


1965 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Gore met Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Aitcheson from the nearby St. Agnes School at his St. Albans senior prom in 1965.


1968 20 Years Old …  Gore helped his father write an anti-war address to the Democratic National Convention of 1968 but stayed with his parents in their hotel room during the violent protests.
Gore earned an A on his thesis, "The Impact of Television on the Conduct of the Presidency, 1947–1969", and graduated with an A.B. cum laude in June 1969.
1970 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Tipper followed Gore to Boston to attend college; and on May 19, 1970, shortly after Tipper graduated from Boston University, they married at the Washington National Cathedral. … Read More
He was finally shipped to Vietnam on January 2, 1971, after his father had lost his seat in the Senate during the 1970 Senate election, becoming one "of only about a dozen of the 1,115 Harvard graduates in the Class of '69 who went to Vietnam." … Read More
1974 26 Years Old In 1974, he took a leave of absence from The Tennessean to attend Vanderbilt University Law School. … Read More
Gore did not complete law school, deciding abruptly, in 1976, to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives when he found out that his father's former seat in the House was about to be vacated. … Read More


1978 - 1982 4 More Events
1983 35 Years Old …  He was the first elected official to grasp the potential of computer communications to have a broader impact than just improving the conduct of science and scholarship the Internet, as we know it today, was not deployed until 1983. … Read More
1984 36 Years Old …  His older sister Nancy LaFon Gore, who was born in 1938, died of lung cancer in 1984. … Read More
1986 38 Years Old Gore introduced the Supercomputer Network Study Act of 1986. … Read More


1988 40 Years Old …  In the wake of the Al-Anfal Campaign, during which Hussein staged deadly mustard and nerve gas attacks on Kurdish Iraqis, Gore cosponsored the Prevention of Genocide Act of 1988, which would have cut all assistance to Iraq. … Read More
In August 1991, Gore announced that his son's accident was a factor in his decision not to run for president during the 1992 presidential election. … Read More
…  Chosen as Clinton's running mate in their successful 1992 campaign, he was reelected in 1996.
1993 45 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He served as Vice President during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 2001.
1994 46 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Gore first discussed his plans to emphasize information technology at UCLA on January 11, 1994, in a speech at The Superhighway Summit. … Read More


1998 50 Years Old In 1998, at a conference of APEC hosted by Malaysia, Gore objected to the indictment, arrest and jailing of President Mahathir Mohammad's longtime second-in-command Anwar Ibrahim, a move which received a negative response from leaders there. … Read More
1999 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Gore discussed the possibility of running during a March 9, 1999, interview with CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer. … Read More
At the end of Clinton's second term, Gore was the Democratic Party's nominee for President in 2000.
2002 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Beginning in late 2002, Gore began to publicly criticize the Bush administration.
In a speech given in 2004, during the presidential election, Gore accused George W. Bush of betraying the country by using the 9/11 attacks as a justification for the invasion of Iraq. … Read More
2006 58 Years Old The prospect of a Gore candidacy arose again between 2006 and early 2008 in light of the upcoming 2008 presidential election. … Read More
2007 59 Years Old After leaving office, 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.


Although he maintained a position against homosexuality and gay marriage in the 1980s, Gore said in 2008 that he thinks "gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women to join together in marriage."
2009 - 2013 3 More Events
2014 66 Years Old In a 2014 interview, Gore said "Over a year ago I changed my diet to a vegan diet, really just to experiment to see what it was like.... … Read More
2016 68 Years Old 1 More Event
Interest in having Gore run for the 2016 Presidential election arose in 2014 and again in 2015, although he did not declare any intention to do so.
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