Pauline LaFon Gore
American politician
Pauline LaFon Gore
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".
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Irene Goatley - Paducah Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Mrs. Goatley is survived by one son, Paul Goatley of Wickliffe; three daughters, Pauline Gore of Mayfield, Evelyn Akey of Redding, Calif., and Elizabeth Dowdy of Wickliffe; one sister, Louise Brown of Louisville; seven grandchildren;
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ARTS | LONG ISLAND; Paintings That Bring Nature Inside
NYTimes - about 6 years
COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. PAULINE GORE EMMERT is a small woman who did not take up painting until she was 43, but her impact at the Cold Spring Harbor Library has been big. One of her oil paintings prompted the library's board to change the dimensions of its new building before construction was completed in 2006. ''I knew she had a large masterpiece
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LANDMARKS; Laid Low After 550 Years, a Giant Oak Tree Has a Big Future
NYTimes - about 10 years
WHEN the ''big oak,'' as the black oak tree at the corner of Raymond and Catherine Jansen's property here has long been affectionately known, fell during a storm in early September, it could have been the end of the story of a majestic tree that was already standing when Christopher Columbus first came to the Americas. Instead, it was just the
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Pauline Gore, 92, Whose Family Served Tennessee and the Nation
NYTimes - about 12 years
Pauline Gore, whose son, Al, became vice president and nearly captured the presidency and whose husband, Albert Gore Sr., had a long and distinguished career in Congress, died on Wednesday at her home in Carthage, Tenn. She was 92. ''Her son called me earlier this morning and said she passed in her sleep,'' former Gov. Ned McWherter said. She had
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THE DEMOCRATS: THE FAMILY; After 87 Years, a Proud Mom's Biggest Moment
NYTimes - over 16 years
On the day that her beloved Democrats were to nominate her beloved son for president, Pauline LaFon Gore sat in an elegant ballroom at the Regal Biltmore Hotel and greeted a long line of admirers who had come to pay tribute to the 87-year-old matriarch of the Gore family. She fussed over every guest, whether old friend or stranger, lingering so
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Flawless, But Never Quite Loved
NYTimes - over 16 years
The more meticulously Al Gore articulates his message, the better he scores with voters on issues high on their agenda -- health care, education and Social Security -- but the less they like him. Why do so many voters wish they could take the Al Gore out of Al Gore's positions? He tries too hard to be perfect. Perfection is a serious flaw for a
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A Boy's Life In and Out of the Family Script
NYTimes - almost 17 years
The last thing Al Gore's father told him, a few days before he died, and just before he lost the ability to speak, was: ''Son, always do right. Always do right.'' His father, the senator, felt he had himself done right a lot of the time, and reliably kept after his son to follow suit. After the vice president talked about that last conversation,
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A Gore Daughter Emerges as a Leading Adviser
NYTimes - over 17 years
The hotel room was packed with some of the nation's leading smart guys, all offering Senator Al Gore advice on both domestic and foreign policy in preparation for his 1988 presidential campaign. In the corner, Karenna Gore, then 15, periodically looked up from her homework. ''Dad, I don't think that's right,'' she interjected at several points. Now
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Gores and Clintons Release Figures From Tax Returns
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, who were criticized for giving only $353 to charity in 1997, sharply increased those donations last year to $15,197, according to tax returns they filed today. The Gores paid $50,956 in Federal income taxes on an adjusted gross income of $224,132, a 22.7 percent rate. A spokesman for Mr. Gore, Chris
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ART;The Color Red, Literally and Figuratively
NYTimes - about 21 years
"Red -- Color/Metaphor" Wisser Library, N.Y. Institute of Technology, Northern Blvd., Old Westbury. Through Friday. 686-7657. Members of the TANA artists' group are exhibiting works in which the color red plays a major role. In some, it is used literally to represent things that are naturally red, or just as a chromatic choice unrelated to meaning,
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LONG ISLAND JOURNAL
NYTimes - over 21 years
High-Level Art LONG ISLANDERS rarely look up. Even in an airport. "An arrow pointing up would help," Phyllis Scher of Huntington said. "Or a sign." Ms. Scher was at Long Island MacArthur Airport with her mother, Violet Friedman, who was heading home to Miami. Neither woman had looked higher than eye level, "because we're finishing up on all the
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Gore's Mother Has Serious Heart Attack
NYTimes - over 21 years
Pauline Gore, the 82-year-old mother of Vice President Al Gore, was in stable but serious condition today after a heart attack, a spokesman at the Vanderbilt Medical Center said. Mrs. Gore also suffered a stroke and underwent surgery to remove a blood clot. Mrs. Gore was taken to the hospital about 12:30 A.M today after suffering the attack at her
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The Good Son
NYTimes - about 23 years
Al Gore, at least, had some good news to offer. It was one of the President's darkest days. Bill Clinton was at his mother's house in Arkansas preparing for her funeral, yet there was little time to mourn; he was leaving the next day for Europe. If that were not enough, word had come that the President's nomination of Bobby Ray Inman as Secretary
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Group by Group, Dinkins Seeks to Unite Support
NYTimes - over 23 years
Mayor David N. Dinkins went to the Upper West Side one morning last week to mingle with ordinary New Yorkers -- an endeavor that often produces a spontaneity that can be at odds with Mr. Dinkins's own penchant for preparedness. A middle-aged man approached the Mayor, asked him what he was doing next Saturday and then invited him to his son's bar
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THE INAUGURATION: THE BOOMERS' BALL; Picking Up the Perks Of Presidential Power
NYTimes - about 24 years
IT'S not just the country that must adjust to the idea of a President Clinton. Bill Clinton himself is still feeling the shock. Shortly after the new President took his seat in the reviewing stand at the Inaugural Parade yesterday, a uniformed military officer walked over and saluted him. Mr. Clinton froze before he realized that his new status as
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Al Gore's Double Life
NYTimes - over 24 years
On a balmy August night in Waco, Tex., as moths swarm around the floodlights above a sea of banner-waving Democrats, Al Gore is on a stem-winding, give-'em-hell roll. Standing in shirt sleeves on an improvised stage, Gore whips the assembled thousands hard as he charges the Bush Administration with ruining the economy. "What time is it?" he yells,
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The Prime of Tipper Gore
NYTimes - over 24 years
THE times seem to have caught up with Tipper Gore, wife of the the Democratic candidate for Vice President. A vision of blondness, she gathered her four beaming children and her broad-shouldered husband for a family tableau on the convention podium last Thursday night and laid claim to being an updated version of the traditional political wife.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pauline LaFon Gore
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2004
    Age 91
    She died in her sleep at her home in Carthage on December 15, 2004.
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  • 1999
    Age 86
    In 1999, the Vanderbilt University law school named her as its Distinguished Alumna for the year, the first woman to be so honored.
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  • 1998
    Age 85
    After receiving a humanitarian award in 1998, she established a scholarship fund for residents of Smith County, Tennessee to enable poor people from that county to attend college.
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    Albert Gore, Sr. died on December 5, 1998.
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  • 1993
    Age 80
    She had a mild stroke in 1993 and had a heart attack in 1995.
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  • 1992
    Age 79
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 75
    She campaigned for Al Gore in 1988 in his unsuccessful bid to become the Democratic nominee for President.
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  • 1976
    Age 63
    Al Gore ran for election to Congress in 1976 and Pauline Gore campaigned for him.
    More Details Hide Details She would help in most of his campaigns although she would not play as active a role in his political career as she did in her husband's career. She also offered counsel to Phil Bredesen, later mayor of Nashville.
  • FORTIES
  • 1956
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Al Gore, Sr. was briefly a candidate for the Democratic nomination as Vice-President but bowed out in favour of fellow Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver who was nominated. Later on, she advised her husband to oppose the Vietnam War which was highly controversial in the electorate. After the defeat of her husband, Pauline Gore resumed her law career in Washington. Her husband joined with her in establishing a law firm together. She later became the managing partner of Peabody, Rivlin, Gore, Claudous and Brashares, a large law firm in Washington and became a mentor to young women starting their legal careers.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1948
    Age 35
    The Gores second child Al Gore, Jr. was born on March 31, 1948.
    More Details Hide Details During his childhood, the family would live in Washington for much of the year and return to the family home in Carthage, Tennessee for the summer. Al Gore often referred to her as his "greatest teacher". Pauline Gore was influential in many committees of Senators wives when she was in Washington.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 25
    When Al Gore, Sr. was elected to Congress in 1938, it was traditional for political wives to stay in the background and not play an active role in their husbands political lives.
    More Details Hide Details However, she took Eleanor Roosevelt as a role model and actively stumped for Gore's first campaign speaking at clubs and extensively canvassing in the rural parts of the electorate. Pauline Gore would play an active role in all of her husband's campaigns as his closest adviser. In 1952, Albert Gore, Sr. ran for the Senate standing in the Democratic primary against Kenneth McKellar, who was the powerful chair of the Senate Appropriarions Committee. Due to his position, McKellar was in a strong position to win funding for Tennessee. In order to remind voters of his access in Washington, McKellar used the slogan "The thinking fellar votes McKellar". In order to counter this slogan, Pauline Gore suggested placing signs with the slogan "Think some more and vote for Gore" close by McKellar's signs. Albert Gore, Sr. won the primary in what was an upset and the tactic played an important part in the victory.
    The Gores eldest child Nancy LaFon Gore Hunger was born in 1938 as well.
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  • 1937
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She practiced in oil and gas law and also divorce law, being one of the first women to practice law in those fields. Al Gore, Sr. was a rising man in the Tennessee political system when he married Pauline LaFon. He was appointed State Labor Commissioner later the same year and was elected to Congress a year later.
  • 1936
    Age 23
    In 1936, she became the 10th woman to graduate from Vanderbilt University Law School.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1931
    Age 18
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Born
    Born in 1912.
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