Tipper Gore

Born Aug 19, 1948

Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Gore, née Aitcheson, is an author, photographer, former second lady of the United States, and the estranged wife of Al Gore. She is known for her role in the Parents Music Resource Center criticizing record covers featuring profane language, especially in the heavy metal and rap genres.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tipper Gore.


1948 Birth Born on August 19, 1948.


1965 16 Years Old She met Al Gore at his senior prom in 1965. … Read More


1970 21 Years Old 1 More Event
When Al Gore began attending Harvard University, she enrolled in Garland Junior College (now part of Simmons College) and later transferred to Boston University, receiving her B.A. in psychology in 1970.
1975 26 Years Old Gore pursued a master's degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University's George Peabody College, graduating in 1975.
1976 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Gore worked part-time as a newspaper photographer for Nashville's The Tennessean and continued as a freelance photographer in Washington after her husband was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1976.


1984 35 Years Old In 1984, Gore began volunteering in homeless shelters. … Read More
1985 36 Years Old In 1985, Tipper Gore co-founded the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) with Susan Baker, wife of then United States Secretary of the Treasury James Baker, because Tipper heard her then 11-year-old daughter Karenna playing "Darling Nikki" by Prince. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old Gore campaigned during her husband's 1988 presidential bid and toured with him and Bill and Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign of 1992. … Read More


1994 45 Years Old In 1994, Gore visited a refugee camp and an orphanage in Zaire on a personal trip to provide aid in the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide. … Read More
1996 47 Years Old Gore took part in campaigning for the reelection of President Clinton and Vice President Gore in 1996, and she was actively involved in her husband's presidential campaign in 2000, making her own campaign stops and media appearances. … Read More


2002 53 Years Old In 2002, Gore was urged by her supporters to run for the vacant U.S. Senate seat her husband once held in Tennessee, which was being vacated by Fred Thompson; however, she declined. … Read More
2008 59 Years Old She was a public opponent of California's Proposition 8 to ban same sex marriage in 2008.


2009 60 Years Old In high school, Gore was the drummer for an all-girl band called the Wildcats. She has played drums with members of the Grateful Dead, and during the second night of the Spring 2009 Dead tour, Tipper Gore sat in on drums during the closing song "Sugar Magnolia". … Read More
2010 61 Years Old In June 2010, the Gores announced their marital separation, "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration."
2012 63 Years Old 1 More Event
She played with Herbie Hancock at the 25th Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2012. … Read More
2013 64 Years Old She has continued to participate in such walks and, in 2013, she was an honorary chair of the Nashville AIDS Walk & 5K Run.
2014 65 Years Old She serves as co-chair of the advisory board of the Diana Basehart Foundation which assists homeless and low-income people with animal care. In 2014, she created an exhibition of her photographs at the Wall Space Gallery to support the Pacific Pride Foundation that provides services to the HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities of Santa Barbara, California.
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