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  Gore, Sr., Albert A.
NameAlbert A. Gore, Sr.
Carthage, Tennessee , United States
Born December 26, 1907
DiedDecember 05, 1998 (90 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 27, 2014 01:21pm
InfoGORE, Albert Arnold, (father of Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.), a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born in Granville, Jackson County, Tenn., December 26, 1907; attended the public schools; graduated from State Teachers´┐Ż College, Murfreesboro, Tenn., in 1932 and from Nashville (Tenn.) Y.M.C.A. night law school in 1936; taught in the rural schools of Overton and Smith Counties, Tenn., 1926-1930; county superintendent of education of Smith County 1932-1936; was admitted to the bar in 1936 and commenced practice in Carthage, Tenn.; Tennessee commissioner of labor 1936-1937; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress in 1938; reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation on December 4, 1944, to enter the United States Army; reelected to the Seventy-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for reelection but was elected in 1952 to the United States Senate; reelected in 1958 and again in 1964, and served from January 3, 1953, to January 3, 1971; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970; chairman, Special Committee on Attempts to Influence Senators (Eighty-fourth Congress); resumed the practice of law with Occidental Petroleum Co. and became vice president and member of the Board of directors; taught law at Vanderbilt University 1970-1972; member of the board of petroleum and coal companies; was a resident of Carthage, Tenn. until his death on December 5, 1998; interment in Smith County Memorial Gardens in Carthage, Tenn.


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Son Al Gore 1948-
Granddaughter Karenna Gore Schiff 1973-
Granddaughter Kristin C. Gore Cusack 1977-
Granddaughter Sarah Gore Lee 1979-
Grandson Al Gore, III 1982-

  11/03/1970 TN US Senate Lost 47.39% (-3.90%)
  08/06/1970 TN US Senate - D Primary Won 51.02% (+5.86%)
  11/03/1964 TN US Senate Won 53.62% (+7.24%)
  08/06/1964 TN US Senate - D Primary Won 84.67% (+76.66%)
  11/04/1958 TN US Senate Won 79.00% (+59.99%)
  08/07/1958 TN US Senate - D Primary Won 59.00% (+19.21%)
  08/17/1956 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 8.97% (-29.12%)
  11/04/1952 TN US Senate Won 74.19% (+53.31%)
  08/07/1952 TN US Senate - D Primary Won 57.75% (+15.50%)
  11/07/1950 TN - District 04 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1948 TN - District 04 Won 64.29% (+28.59%)
  11/05/1946 TN - District 04 Won 67.49% (+34.97%)
  11/07/1944 TN - District 04 Won 65.12% (+34.77%)
  11/03/1942 TN - District 04 Won 68.89% (+37.77%)
  11/05/1940 TN - District 04 Won 88.90% (+77.81%)
  11/08/1938 TN - District 04 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall