Gore, Al (1948–)

Albert arnold gore, jr. is an influential American politician and statesperson who served as vice-president and was influential in the development of the Internet, as well as being a leading voice in the campaign for preservation of the environment.

Gore followed in the footsteps of his father, a politician, in the Democratic Party after completing his education and serving as a volunteer in the Vietnam War as a reporter. He entered the House of Representatives in 1976 and then took a seat in the Senate in 1984, serving the state of Tennessee. In 1988, he tried but failed to secure the Democratic nomination for president, which was secured by Michael Dukakis. In 1998, William J. “Bill” Clinton selected him as his running mate. Gore was subsequently ...

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