Speech to Introduce

Imagine being born into a political dynasty.   Imagine the expectations that come

with being the son of a senator.   Imagine growing up surrounded by some of the

greatest political minds of the 20th century.   Now imagine surpassing all of those

expectations.   Today I have the pleasure to introduce you all to one of the most

influential people of the 21st century.

Albert Gore was able to overcome his father’s shadow and make a name for


I will be talking about how Gore’s involvement in politics and

environmental activism made him a household name.

Early Years

I’d like to start off by providing some background information on Gore

Albert Arnold Gore Jr. was born on March 31, 1948 in Washington


His father Albert Gore Sr. served in the House and the Senate for

nearly three decades.  

His mother Pauline Gore was one of the first women to graduate

from Vanderbilt University (law school).


Gore graduated from Harvard University with a

bachelor’s degree in government.

Studied at Vanderbilt Law School from 1974-1976


He married Mary “Tipper” Aitcheson on May

19,1970 but the New York Times reported that they

separated after 40 years of marriage.

He is the father of three daughters and a son


Gore first entered politics in 1976 when he was elected into the

U.S. House of Representatives

His first presidential campaign was in 1988 at the age of 39.  

Story about why he didn’t run for President in 1992.

Vice President from 1992-2000

Gore famously ran for President against George W. Bush but he

lost despite winning the popular vote.

“No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as

victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.”

Environmental Involvement

During his time as a politician Gore stood out for his interest in the

preservation of the environment for future and current generations.