Gore, Albert (1948—)

Albert Arnold Gore is a Democrat who served as the 45th vice president of the United States (1993–2001) under President Bill Clinton. Before becoming vice president, Gore was a U.S. congressman for 16 years, serving in the House of Representatives (1977–1985) and in the Senate (1985–1993) as a representative of Tennessee. In 2000, Gore was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidency, running against Republican George W. Bush. Although Gore won the popular vote, he lost the Electoral College vote after a controversial ballot count in Florida and a legal ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that awarded the presidency to his opponent.

As vice president, Gore is credited for supporting legislation that led to the development of the Internet in the United States. His efforts ...

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