Albert Gore, Sr.

Albert Arnold Gore senior ( born December 26, 1907 in Granville, Jackson County, Tennessee, † December 5, 1998 in Carthage, Tennessee ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He represented the state of Tennessee in both chambers of Congress.


After attending the public schools Albert Gore made in 1932 at the State Teachers ' College in Murfreesboro its conclusion. Until 1936 he attended a School of Law and was admitted in the same year as a lawyer. In 1938 he was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives of the 76th Congress; at the next two elections, he was confirmed in each case. A month before the end of his term of office he resigned in December 1944 to join the U.S. Army. But just a month later, he got himself elected again to the House of Representatives, where he served until January 1953. In the 1952 election he was elected to the U.S. Senate, in which he then moved in the House of Representatives after the end of his time. Since he was confirmed in each case in the following two elections, he served a total of 3 January 1953 to 3 January 1971. During the following years he continued to work as a lawyer and still taught at Vanderbilt University law. The rest of his life he spent in Carthage, until he died in 1998. He was buried in Smith County Memorial Garden in Carthage.

Gore was life as a liberal politician. Among other things, he was in 1956 one of only three Democratic senators, the so-called Southern Manifesto - not signed - a letter of protest against racial integration. He was the father of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.