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  Gore, Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson "Tipper"
NameMary Elizabeth Aitcheson "Tipper" Gore
Carthage, Tennessee , United States
Born August 19, 1948 (71 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedThomas Walker
Jan 23, 2008 04:13pm
InfoBorn Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson in Washington, D.C., the daughter of James Aitcheson, a plumbing-supply entrepreneur and commercial real-estate investor, and his first wife, Margaret Odom, she grew up in Arlington, Virginia. Her parents divorced when she was four years old, and she was raised by her mother and maternal grandmother. Her nickname, Tipper, comes from the lullaby "Tippy, Tippy, Tin". She attended St. Agnes (now St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School), a private Episcopalian school in Alexandria, Virginia, where she excelled at athletics and played the drums for an all-girl band, The Wildcats.

She met her future husband, Al Gore, at his high school senior prom (St. Albans School in Washington, D.C.) and they were soon dating. When Gore went north to attend Harvard University, Tipper followed, attending Garland Junior College and later Boston University. They married on 19 May 1970 and have four children: Karenna (born August 6, 1973), Kristin (born June 5, 1977), Sarah (born January 7, 1979) and Albert III (born October 19, 1982).

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Boston University in 1970 and a master's degree in psychology from George Peabody College, which later merged into Vanderbilt University in 1975. Tipper Gore worked as a newspaper photographer for the Nashville Tennessean until her husband was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1976.

Second Lady of the United States, 1993-2001


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Husband Al Gore May 19, 1970-
Daughter Karenna Gore Schiff 1973-
Daughter Kristin C. Gore Cusack 1977-
Daughter Sarah Gore Lee 1979-
Son Al Gore, III 1982-
Father In-Law Albert A. Gore, Sr. 1907-1998

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