Al Gore Biography

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Al Gore Biography

Al gore is the democratic nomination for the president of USA in this November’s election. He is currently the VP under president Clinton Al gore was born on March 31 1948. He grew up on a farm in Carthage Tennessee. In 1965, Al meets his future bride Tipper at a high school dance when he was 17. In the late months of 1969 Al joins the army and reports to Fort Rucker, Alabama for assignment as information officer for the U.S. Army Aviation School. On May 19th 1970 Al marries Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Aitcheson. They have four children: Karenna (born August 6, 1973), Kristin (born June 5, 1977), Sarah (born January 7, 1979), and finally a boy, Albert III (very original name) (born October 19, 1982). Tipper and Al own a small farm near Carthage, and the family attends New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Carthage.

In January of 1971, Al goes to Vietnam as a military journalist. Gore is assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade located at Bien Hoa, northeast of Saigon. After the base was closed in April 1971, he was reassigned to the engineer command, in Long Binh, a large army base near Saigon. During May of 1971 Al returns home from Vietnam after being honorably discharged from the Army. He and Tipper settled in Nashville where he began working as a reporter for the Nashville Tennessean newspaper and attends the Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Religion. He later attends Vanderbilt University law school.

In 1976 Al begins his political career. He announced his candidacy for Tennessee's Fourth Congressional district. Al wins a competitive primary campaign with 32 percent of the vote. During his candidacy his popularity grew and during the 1976 he won the general election race with more than 90% of the vote. Gore has always supported social issues. He has fought drug manufactures against price fixing. He also worked on pollution control, which led to the Super Fund Act of 1980.

Al, as part of a new generation of legislators, becomes the first Member to deliver a live television speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. During his speech, Gore said that having live TV will "revitalize representative democracy" and "change this institution”.

Al’s political popularity grew and in 1984 he was elected to the Senate. In 1988 he ran as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President, and received 3 million votes, and won primary campaigns in Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

On November 3, 1992 Al is elected as the 45th Vice President of the United States and was inaugurated on January 20, 1993. President Clinton and Vice President Gore were re-elected to a second term in 1996.

Among elected officials, Gore’s environmental record is excellent. He has written books and led initiatives to develop a new generation of pollution-reduced vehicles. This will help stabilize climate change, increase steady development, and promote environmental technologies. Another one of the problems that Al gore is going to work on is the budget that will cut 15 million from taxes meaning more kids can go to college and have a better life but where is he going to get all this money from. Another one of his many issues is economy he is saying that he will get more jobs for people like he did 1993 to now he has made 15 million new jobs.

Al Gore’s life seems too good to be true. From doing a biography on him looks like he wrote down his life and only put in the good things about it. All in all he has had a good story for a life and looks great on paper.

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