The Briefing Room
General Category => Science, Technology and Knowledge => Topic started by: rangerrebew on June 11, 2021, 01:56:46 PM
Al Gore (Discover the Networks)
Former Vice President of the United States
Author of the radical environmentalist work Earth in the Balance
Producer of the 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. was born March 31, 1948 in Washington, DC, to Senator Albert Gore, Sr. and Pauline LaFon Gore. He graduated from Harvard University in 1969 with a B.A. in government. Gore’s academic record at Harvard was mediocre. During his sophomore year, for instance, he earned a “D” in Natural Sciences and overall was in the lowest 20% of his class. As a senior, he earned a C-plus in Natural Sciences. On his college board achievement tests, he scored 488 (out of 800) in physics, and 519 (out of 800) in chemistry.
Gore enlisted in the Army in August 1969 and received an honorable discharge 21 months later. In May 1970 he married Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Aitcheson, whom he had met five years earlier.