Al Gore bio

1. Name: Al Gore
2. Title: 45th Vice President of the United States
3. Biography: Former Vice President Al Gore is the Co-founder and Chairman of Generation Investment Management, former Co-founder and Chairman of Current TV, a Member of the Board of Directors of Apple Computer, Inc., and a Senior Advisor to Google, Inc. Gore is also Visiting Professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Gore is the author of The Assault on Reason and An Inconvenient Truth, which is also the subject of a feature documentary with the same title. In 2007, An Inconvenient Truth was awarded two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song. He was also the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

He has been a leading advocate for confronting the threat of global warming, outlining his effort to call attention to this hot-button issue in his 1992 best-selling book Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit.

After graduation, Gore volunteered to enlist in the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War. Upon his return from his tour in Vietnam, Gore became an investigative reporter with The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Awarded Nobel Peace Prize, 2007
  • Recipient of the Webby Awards for Lifetime Achievement for Three Decades of Contributions to the Internet, honored by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, 2005
  • Co-founder of INdTV Holdings, subsidiary of NewsWorld International Channel, 2004
  • Founder and Chair of Generation Investment Management, 2004
  • Senior Advisor to Google Inc., 2003
  • Member, Board of Directors of Apple Inc., 2003
  • Vice Chairman of Metropolitan West Financial LLC, 2001
  • Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Middle Tennessee State University, University of California at Los Angeles, and Fisk University, 2000
  • 45th Vice President of the United States, 1992-2000
  • Democratic Candidate for President of the United States, 2000
  • U.S. Senate (D-TN), 1984-1992
  • U.S. House of Representatives (D-TN) 6th District, 1982-1984
  • U.S. House of Representatives (D-TN) 4th District, 1976-1982
  • Investigative Reporter, The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville, 1971-1976
  • U.S. Army, Served in Vietnam, 1969-1971
5. Education:
  • Attended Vanderbilt Law School, 1974-1976
  • Attended Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 1971-1972
  • B.A., Government, Harvard University, 1969
6. Published Works:
  • The Assault on Reason, 2007
  • An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It, 2006
  • Joined at the Heart: The Transformation of the American Family (Co-written with wife Tipper Gore), 2002
  • Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, 1992
7. Contact info: Al Gore, Former U.S. Vice President
Phone: (615) 327-2227
Fax: (615) 327-1323