Biography of Albert Arnold Gore
On March 31, 1948 Albert Arnold Gore Jr. was born in Washington D.C.
He was born into a highly political family. Albert Gore Sr. was
serving his fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives,
representing Tennessee's fourth Congressional District. His mother
Pauline worked side by side with her husband in the office. Al was
their second child. He had an older sister Nancy who was ten years
older than him. Albert Gore Jr. lived two different lives while
growing up. During the winter months he lived with his parents in an
apartment in the Fairfax Hotel. During the summer months and vacation
he moved to the Gore's 250-acre farm in Carthage, Tennessee.
When Al was young, he attended elementary school in Carthage until the
fourth grade. After that, Al started at the St. Albans School for Boys
in Washington D.C. Albert achieved excellent grades and became a
serious student. As Gore's senior year drew close he won various
awards for academic achievement. He was a National Merit Scholarship
Finalist and was granted the college of his choice. Al selected
Gore had a roommate in college named John Tyson who was a burly
African American football player. They shared many of the same
interests. At Harvard, Albert Jr. majored in American Government. In
March of 1966 Al Gore registered for the draft in Tennessee. From 1969
to 1971 Gore served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army as an Army information
specialist, although he slightly opposed the United States'
involvement in this incident. Al married Mary Elizabeth Aictheson
(known as "Tipper") on May 19th 1970. After Gore returned from Vietnam
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for technology initiatives. Gore was a strong supporter of the
"information superhighway" (which would later come to be known as he
internet), which was currently a fiber-optic based network that could
connect people to sources of information, education, and
"Al Gore" by Betty Burford, is an adequate account of the subject's
life until 1994. It begins with a chapter on the 1992 Democratic
National Convention, where the author states Al Gore as a candidate
for Vice-President of the United States. Then in short chapters she
describes in great detail his early life through his well-known
political career. The book explains his ups and downs through life as
well as his triumphs and obstacles he faced. The picture Burford
paints of Al Gore Jr. is one of confidence, sincerity, and dedication.