R.I.P.

Albert Gore Sr.

1907 - 1998

Albert Gore Sr. served 32 years in both houses of Congress. He won House elections in 1938, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48 and 50. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1952, 58 and 64. He retired from politics after losing a bid for a fourth Senate term in 1970. Gore was known for his progressive views on civil rights and opposition to the Vietnam War, which analysts say cost him reelection in 1970. Albert Gore Sr. was touted as a possible vice presidential candidate in 1956 and 1960. (After Adlai Stevenson surprised the 1956 convention by not personally selecting a running mate, Gore was in third place on the first and second roll calls. He then withdrew and threw his support behind fellow-Senator (and Tennessean) Estes Kefauver. Gore's move started a stampede that helped Kefauver overtake John F. Kennedy and win the vice presidential nomination.)s Albert Gore Sr. and his wife Pauline's son Al. Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. on March 31, 1948. They lived on Embassy Row in an apartment of the Fairfax Hotel. The Gores also kept a family farm in Carthage, Tennessee. The family is Baptist. Al Gore Sr. was born on December 26, 1907. Picked by The Wishman