Pauline LaFon Gore

Pauline LaFon Gore

Born Oct 6, 1912

Pauline LaFon Gore was the mother of former United States Vice President Al Gore and the wife of former US Senator Al Gore, Sr.. She is credited with playing a significant role in both of their careers with Al Gore saying "there will never be a better campaigner than Pauline LaFon Gore".… Read More

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1912 Birth Born in 1912.


1931 19 Years Old Despite the fact that her family was struggling and it was the Great Depression, Pauline LaFon was determined to graduate from college and waited on tables in order to pay her way. From 1931 to 1933, she attended Union University, but did not earn a degree from that institution until nearly seven decades later where she was granted an honorary degree.


1936 24 Years Old In 1936, she became the 10th woman to graduate from Vanderbilt University Law School.
1937 25 Years Old She met Albert Gore, Sr. while waiting tables at the Andrew Jackson Hotel while he was studying for a law degree as well as farming and acting as the Commissioner for Schools. They ended up studying together for the bar exam where Pauline LaFon obtained a higher mark than Albert Gore, Sr. Following graduation from Vanderbilt, she practiced law in Texarkana, Arkansas for a year before returning to Tennessee and married Albert Gore Sr on April 17, 1937. … Read More
1938 26 Years Old 1 More Event
The Gores eldest child Nancy LaFon Gore Hunger was born in 1938 as well.


1948 36 Years Old The Gores second child Al Gore, Jr. was born on March 31, 1948. … Read More


1956 44 Years Old During Albert Gore Sr's career as a Senator, Pauline Gore was one of his closest advisers. Her views were influential in Al Gore's decision not to sign the "Southern Declaration on Integration" opposing desegregation issued in 1956 by all but three southern Senators. … Read More


1976 64 Years Old Al Gore ran for election to Congress in 1976 and Pauline Gore campaigned for him. … Read More
1988 76 Years Old She campaigned for Al Gore in 1988 in his unsuccessful bid to become the Democratic nominee for President.
1992 80 Years Old In 1992, she joined her husband in campaigning for the Clinton-Gore ticket on a seven-week bus trip across the United States with many visits to senior citizens clubs.
1993 81 Years Old She had a mild stroke in 1993 and had a heart attack in 1995.
1998 86 Years Old 1 More Event
Albert Gore, Sr. died on December 5, 1998.
1999 87 Years Old In 1999, the Vanderbilt University law school named her as its Distinguished Alumna for the year, the first woman to be so honored.
2004 93 Years Old She died in her sleep at her home in Carthage on December 15, 2004.
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