Al Gore

US Vice President

1948 –


Who is Al Gore?

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. is an American politician, advocate and philanthropist, who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States, 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. He has founded a number of non-profit organizations, including the Alliance for Climate Protection, and has received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in climate change activism.

Gore was an elected official for 24 years. He was a Congressman from Tennessee from 1977–85 and from 1985–93 served as one of the state's Senators. He served as Vice-President during the Clinton administration from 1993-2001. In the 2000 presidential election, Gore won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College to Republican George W. Bush. A controversial election dispute over a vote recount in Florida was settled by the U.S. Supreme Court, which narrowly ruled 5-4 in favor of Bush.

Gore is the founder and current chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection, the co-founder and chair of Generation Investment Management, the co-founder and chair of Current TV, a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc., and a senior adviser to Google. Gore is also a partner in the venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, heading its climate change solutions group. He has served as a visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Fisk University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of World Resources Institute.

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Mar 31, 1948
Washington, D.C.
Also known as
  • Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr.
  • Southern Baptist Convention
  • Caucasian race
  • United States of America
  • Bachelor's degree, Harvard University
    ( - 1969)
  • St. Albans School
  • Harvard College
  • Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers
  • Co-Founder and Partner, Generation Investment Management
  • Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Visiting Professor, Fisk University
  • Visiting Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Private, United States Army
    ( - 1971)
  • Google
Lived in
  • Nashville
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Tennessee

on July 23, 2013


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