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Al Gore

Al GoreAKA Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.

Born: 31-Mar-1948
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Vice President under Clinton

Military service: US Army (1969-71)

It is often falsely stated that Al Gore took credit for inventing the Internet. He did claim credit for the "initiative in creating the Internet", which is an unfortunate choice of words and arguably an overstatement, but Gore did play a key role in funding the early commercial Internet.[1]


[1] From the transcript of his interview with Wolf Blitzer, CNN Late Edition, 9 March 1999: "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." Al Gore's term in Congress was 1977 to 1985. ARPANET, predecessor to the Internet, started in 1969, and the word "Internet" entered the network argot roughly around 1974, referring to an interconnection of disparate networks. It was not until 1983 that the TCP protocol replaced the earlier NCP protocol, and the Internet remained the province of government and research until 1988, when the introduction of commercial interests brought the network into full flower. It is in this key period that Gore deserves credit. The false claim of "invention" was made by other individuals, never by Gore.

Father: Albert Gore, Sr. (US Senator, d. 5-Dec-1998)
Mother: Pauline Lafon (d. 15-Dec-2004)
Sister: Nancy (d. 1984, lung cancer)
Wife: Tipper Gore (m. 19-May-1970, sep. 2010, three daughters, one son)
Daughter: Karenna Gore Schiff (b. 6-Aug-1973)
Daughter: Kristin Gore (b. 5-Jun-1977)
Daughter: Sarah (b. 7-Jan-1979)
Son: Al Gore III (b. 19-Oct-1982)

    High School: St. Albans School, Washington, DC (1965)
    University: BA Government, Harvard University (1969)
    Theological: School of Divinity, Vanderbilt University (attended 1971-72, dropped out)
    Law School: Vanderbilt University (attended 1974-76, dropped out)

    US Vice President (1993-2001 under Bill Clinton)
    US Senator, Tennessee (1985-93)
    US Congressman, Tennessee (1977-85)
    Emmy 2007 Special Emmy for "interactive television services", for Current TV
    Nobel Peace Prize 2007
    Member of the Board of Apple (2003-)
    Current TV Founder and Chairman (2005-)
    Google Senior Adviser
    Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Partner
    4-H Club
    Al Franken for Senate
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Legion
    Dean for America
    Farm Bureau
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Jaycees
    John Kerry for President
    MoveOn.org
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    World Resources Institute Board Member
    World Technology Network
    The Nashville Tennessean
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam (enlisted anyway)
    Traveled to the USSR Dec-1993
    Secret Service Codename Sawhorse, Sundance
    New Democrat Movement Democratic Leadership Council
    Funeral: Ronald Reagan (2004)
    Funeral: Ted Kennedy (2009)
    Funeral: Steve Jobs (2011)
    Huguenot Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Marijuana, Obesity

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Ethos (10-Feb-2011) · Himself
    Futurama: Bender's Big Score (27-Nov-2007) · Himself [VOICE]
    An Inconvenient Truth (24-Jan-2006) · Himself
    Tanner on Tanner (5-Oct-2004) · Himself
    Last Party 2000 (2-Nov-2001) · Himself
    Doomsday Gun (23-Jul-1994) · Himself
    The War Room (14-Sep-1993) · Himself

Official Website:
http://www.algore.com/

Rotten Library Page:
Al Gore

Author of books:
Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit (1993, nonfiction)
Common Sense Government: Works Better and Costs Less (1995, nonfiction)
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It (2006, nonfiction)
The Assault on Reason (2007, current affairs)


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