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Al Gore

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45th Vice President of the United States (1993 - 2001)

Personal Details

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (b. March 31, 1948, in Washington, D.C.) was the Democratic Vice President of the United States from 1993-2001. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977-1985, and in the U. S. Senate from 1985-1993, both times as a resident of Tennessee. He ran on the Democratic ticket against George Bush in the 2000 presidential election. The election was close, with Gore winning the popular vote, and Bush ultimately winning the election by a small margin in the electoral college.

Gore, the son of former Rep. and Sen. Albert Gore, Sr. (D) and Pauline LaFon Gore, graduated from St. Albans High School, Washington, D.C., in 1965. He graduated from Harvard University in 1969. He served in Vietnam from 1969-1971 as a private and Army journalist, and then came home to work as an investigative reporter for The Tennessean in Nashville from 1971-1976, while also attending law school at Vanderbilt University School of Law from 1974-1976. In 1976, he left law school and made his first bid for elected office, beginning his formal political career. He served as U.S. Representative, Senator and Vice President, and nearly ascended to the presidency in 2000. Gore has been a champion of global warming awareness and received the Nobel Peace Price in 2007 for his efforts. Among those efforts were the environmental book and documentary he created, called An Inconvenient Truth. The film portion won an Academy Award for best documentary. Gore is also a co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of the board of directors at Apple, Inc.

Below is an abbreviated outline of Gore's academic, professional, and political career:

  • 1965-1969 Attended Harvard University
  • 1969-1971 Served in Vietnam as a private and Army journalist
  • 1971-1976 Worked as a journalist for The Tennessean in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1971-1972 Attended Vanderbilt University School of Religion
  • 1974-1976 Attended Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • 1977-1985 Served as U.S. Representative for Tennessee
  • 1985-1993 Served as U.S. Senator for Tennessee
  • 1993-2001 Served as Vice President of the United States under Bill Clinton
Elections

2016 presidential election


In August 2015, speculation arose that Gore would declare his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election.

2016 presidential endorsement

? Gore endorsed Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential general election.


2000 presidential election

In 2000, former Vice President Al Gore lost to George Bush for the United States presidency.

U.S. presidential election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge W. Bush/Dick Cheney 48% 50,462,412 271
Democratic Al Gore/Joe Lieberman 48.5% 51,009,810 266
Green Ralph Nader/Winona LaDuke 2.7% 2,883,443 0
Reform Pat Buchanan/Ezola Foster 0.4% 449,181 0
Libertarian Harry Browne/Art Olivier 0.4% 384,532 0
Total Votes 105,189,378 537
Election results via: 2000 Presidential General Election Results

Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Howard Phillips, John Hagelin, James Harris, L. Neil Smith, David McReynolds, Monica Moorehead, Cathy Brown, Denny Lane, Randall Venson, Earl Dodge, Louie Youngkeit and various write-in candidates.

1996 presidential election

In 1996, Clinton and Gore defeated Republican challenger Bob Dole for the United States presidency and vice-presidency.

U.S. presidential election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Clinton/Al Gore Incumbent 49.3% 47,402,357 379
Republican Bob Dole/Jack Kemp 40.8% 39,198,755 159
Independent Ross Perot/Pat Choate 8.4% 8,085,402 0
Green Ralph Nader/Winona LaDuke 0.7% 685,128 0
Libertarian Harry Browne/Jo Jorgensen 0.5% 485,798 0
U.S. Taxpayers Howard Phillips/Herbert Titus 0.2% 184,820 0
Natural Law John Hagelin/Mike Tompkins 0.1% 113,670 0
Total Votes 96,155,930 538
Election results via: 1996 official election results


Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Monica Moorehead, Marsha Feinland, Charles Collins, James Harris, Dennis Peron, Mary Cal Hollis, Jerome White, Diane Beall Templin, Earl F. Dodge, A. Peter Crane, Justice Ralph Forbes, John Birrenbach, Isabell Masters and Steve Michael.

1992 presidential election

In 1992, Clinton and Gore defeated incumbent President George H.W. Bush for the United States presidency and vice-presidency.

U.S. presidential election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Clinton/Al Gore 43.1% 44,909,889 370
Republican George H.W. Bush/Dan Quayle Incumbent 37.5% 39,104,545 168
Independent Ross Perot/James Stockdale 19% 19,742,267 0
Libertarian Andre Marrou/Nancy Lord 0.3% 291,628 0
Populist James "Bo" Gritz 0.1% 107,002 0
Total Votes 104,155,331 538
Election results via: 1992 official election results

Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Lenora Fulani, Howard Phillips, John Hagelin, Ron Daniels, Lyndon LaRouche, James Mac Warren, Drew Bradford, Jack Herer, John Quinn Brisben, Helen Halyard, John Yiamouyiannis, Delbert Ehlers, Earl Dodge, Jim Boren, Eugene Hem, Isabelle Masters, Robert J. Smith and Gloria Estella La Riva.