Mother: Pauline (La Fon) Gore
Marriage: Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" (Aitcheson) Gore
(May 19, 1970-present, separated June 2010)
Children: Albert III, Sarah, Kristin, Karenna
Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1969; Vanderbilt University, Graduate School of Religion 1971-1972; Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1976
Military service: US Army, 1969-1971, served in Vietnam as a reporter with the 20th Engineering Battalion.
1971-1976 - Is an investigative reporter and editorial writer for the Nashville Tennessean.
1977-1985 - US Representative in the 95th-98th Congresses
, representing first the 4th and then the 6th District of Tennessee. Elected to the House in 1976, 1978, 1980 and 1982.
1985-1992 - US Senator from Tennessee.
1988 - Runs for the Democratic Party nomination for president in the 1988 election. Later drops out of the race.
July 9, 1992 - Bill Clinton
chooses Gore to be his running mate in the 1992 presidential election.
1992 - Publishes "Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit."
January 20, 1993 - Inaugurated as vice president.
January 20, 1997 - Second term as vice president begins.
March 9, 1999 -
Gore states in an interview on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system." This quote creates a large amount of rhetoric with his opponents.
June 16, 1999 - Announces his intention to run for president in the 2000 election.
August 16, 2000 - Wins the Democratic Party nomination.
November 7, 2000 - Election Day.
November 8, 2000 -
Concedes in the early morning to George W. Bush
but later retracts his concession. Florida is too close to call for either Bush or Gore.
November 9, 2000 - Requests a recount in Florida.
December 13, 2000 -
Concedes the election to Bush after the US Supreme Court
rules that another recount in Florida would be unconstitutional, 36 days after the election.
2002 - Publishes "Joined at the Heart: The Transformation of the American Family," with Tipper Gore.
March 19, 2003 -
Joins the board of directors for Apple Computers Inc
May 4, 2004 - Announces intention to purchase Newsworld International from Vivendi Universal SA for an undisclosed price and plans to transform it into a network aimed at viewers ages 18-35.
August 1, 2005 - Gore's cable television channel, Current TV, debuts.
February 9, 2007 -
Joins Sir Richard Branson
at a press conference announcing the $25 million Virgin Earth Challenge
, a prize for a design to safely remove man-made greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Gore and Branson are among the judges.
February 15, 2007 -
Announces a series of concerts called Live Earth to be held on all seven continents on July 7, 2007. The 24-hour music event is the kickoff of a campaign to "Save Our Selves (SOS)."
February 25, 2007 -
"An Inconvenient Truth" wins an Academy Award
for Best Documentary Feature.
March 21, 2007 - Testifies at separate House and Senate events, urging legislation to curb climate change.
October 12, 2007 -
Is co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
for work on global warming.
October 26, 2007 - Receives the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation.
November 12, 2007 -
Announces he is joining the venture capital firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers
. He will help the company invest in start-up "green" companies. Gore will also donate his salary to the Alliance for Climate Protection.
November 2007 -
Receives the International Emmy Founders Award
at the 35th International Emmy Awards.
December 10, 2007 - Accepts the Nobel Peace Prize
in Oslo, Norway.
February 12, 2009 -
Receives NAACP Chairman's Award during the annual Image Award ceremony
. The honor is given in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. This year's award is shared with Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai.
June 1, 2010 -
Gore and wife Tipper, announce they are to separate
after 40 years of marriage.
January 2, 2013 -
Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera purchases Current TV
for a reported $500 million, personally netting Gore an estimated $70 million.
December 5, 2016 -
Meets with President-elect Donald Trump
to speak about climate change issues.
Publishes "The Assault on Reason: 2017 Edition"
with a new preface and conclusion: "Post-Truth: On Donald Trump and the 2016 Election."