Tipper Gore

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Tipper Gore
Mary Elizabeth Gore.JPG
Wife of the Vice President of the
United States
In office
January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
Preceded by Marilyn Quayle
Succeeded by Lynne Cheney
Personal details
Born August 19, 1948 (1948-08-19) (age 69)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Spouse(s) Al Gore (1970-2010, separated)[1]
Children Karenna, Kristin, Sarah, Albert III
Relatives John Kenneth Aitcheson and Margaret Odom
Occupation Author, photographer
Religion Episcopal

Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson Gore (born August 19, 1948) is an author, photographer, former "Second Lady of the United States," and the wife of Al Gore, from whom she is separated. She is referred to as "Tipper." She and Al Gore separated in 2010.[1] She is known for her role in the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), criticizing music with profane language and promoting Parental Advisory stickers (known as "Tipper Stickers") on record covers, especially in the heavy metal, punk and rap genres.

Early life[change | change source]

Gore was born as Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson in Washington, D.C.. She is of English, Scottish, German, and Swedish ancestry.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Schelzig, Erik (06-01-2010). "Al and Tipper Gore to separate after 40 years". Associated Press through Yahoo News. Retrieved 03-31-2013.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  2. William Addams Reitwiesner. "The Ancestors of Tipper Gore". Ancestry of Tipper Gore. William Addams Reitwiesner. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. David Maraniss, Ellen Y. Nakashima, The Prince Of Tennessee: The Rise Of Al Gore, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2000, p. 259.