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Al Gore, Jr., Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0310
The three letters included in the Al Gore, Jr., Papers, 1976-1977, request Representative Benjamin S. Rosenthal to assign Gore a seat on a House committee - Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, Appropriations Committee, and a number of other possible seats. In one letter, Gore states, Historically, the Tennessee Delegation has a seat on the Commerce Committee, implying that it is his right to be on that committee as a representative of Tennessee. He also discusses his experience as a journalist as important for his role as a committee member. In the last letter from January 1977, Gore thanks Rep. Rosenthal for a seat on the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee.

Dates

  • 1976-1977

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The three letters included in the Al Gore, Jr., Papers, 1976-1977, request Representative Benjamin S. Rosenthal to assign Gore a seat on a House committee - Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, Appropriations Committee, and a number of other possible seats.

Biographical/Historical Note

Albert A. Gore, Jr. (b. 1948) was born to former Tennessee congressman Albert A. Gore, Sr. He graduated with honors from Harvard University and attended Vanderbilt Law School. Gore served in Vietnam, worked as a reporter in Nashville, TN, and represented Tennessee in both Houses of Congress. Finally, Gore became the 45th Vice President of the United States and ran unsuccessfully for President afterwards.

When Tennessee House Rep. Joe L. Evins decided to not seek reelection, Gore ran and won. He served in the House of Representatives for four terms. Afterwards, he served in the United States Senate for two terms. In 1992, he was chosen as Bill Clinton's running mate, and served two terms as Vice President. In 2000, Gore ran as the Democratic Presidential Candidate with Joe Leiberman for Vice President against Republican George Bush and Dick Cheney, who won after a Florida recount due to a 5-4 Supreme Court decision.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.2281.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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