Family tree of Al GORE SR.

American politician

AmericanBorn Albert Arnold GORE

American politician, United States Senator from Tennessee

Born on December 26, 1907 in Granville, Tennessee, USA , United States

Died on December 06, 1998 in Carthage, Tennessee, USA

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Gore was born in Granville, Tennessee, the third of five children of Allen Gore and Maggie (Denny) Gore. Gore's ancestors include Scots-Irish immigrants who first settled in Virginia in the mid-17th century and moved to Tennessee after the Revolutionary War.[fn 1] Gore studied at Middle Tennessee State Teachers College and graduated from the Nashville Y.M.C.A. Night Law School, now the Nashville School of Law. He first sought elective public office at age 23, when he ran unsuccessfully for the job of superintendent of schools in Smith County, Tennessee. A year later he was appointed to the position after the man who had defeated him died.

After serving as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor from 1936 to 1937, Gore was elected as a Democrat to the 76th Congress in 1938, re-elected to the two succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1939 until his resignation on December 4, 1944 to enter the U.S. Army.


Gore was re-elected to the 79th and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945 to January 3, 1953). In 1951, Gore proposed in Congress that "something cataclysmic" be done by U.S. forces to end the Korean War: a radiation belt (created by nuclear weapons) dividing the Korean peninsula permanently into two.

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