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Albert_Arnold_Gore

Vice President of the [[United States]] 1993-2001 during [[William Jefferson Clinton]]'s presidency.

Al Gore is the son of a Senator and grew up in [[Washington DC]] and [[Tennessee]].

He was a senator from Tennessee before he became Vice President.

He wrote an environmental conservation book entitled [[Earth in the Balance]].

He ran for president and was defeated by [[George W. Bush]] in 2000.

During the 2000 presidential campaign, he was attacked by environmentalists for owning (indirectly through his father's estate) several thousand shares of Occidental Petroleum Corporation.  Occidental Petroleum angered environmentalists by trying to open a new oil/gas drilling field in [[Colombia]].