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Wabbajack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:16 AM
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Pauline Gore, mother of former vice president, has died
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:18 AM
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1. Ahh, RIP Mrs. Gore and peace be with you, Al and family
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rabid_nerd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 03:29 PM
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22. Pauline LaFon Gore, Carthage, Tennessee
NAME: Pauline (LaFon) Gore, born 1912
RELATION: Mother of Vice President Al Gore
AGE AT CONVENTION: N/A

BIO:
Although not much has been written about her, it was reported that Pauline Gore was always recognized as a full partner in the family profession and was an accomplished political strategist. Like his father, Al Gore's mother also was an attorney who was interested in public affairs and described as "a formidable personality in her own right." She received her J.D. as one of the first women to ever graduate from Vanderbilt University's law school. The Gore household was described as especially close-knit and very involved in politics and government, which often were discussed at the dinner table. Pauline Gore supported Al Jr's decision to serve in Vietnam but told him she would have left for Canada if he had decided to leave the country to avoid the draft.

Pauline had two children, Nancy and Albert - Nancy was ten years older than Albert and died of lung cancer in 1984, during Al Gore's successful bid for the Senate seat held by retiring Republican Howard Baker.

On July 5, 1995, at the age of 82, Pauline was hospitalized for a heart attack at Vanderbilt's University Medical Center in Nashville.




http://www.vanderbilt.edu/News/news/mar99/nr3.htm

Pauline Gore honored as distinguished alumnus at Vanderbilt Law School

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pauline Gore of Carthage, Tenn., one of Tennessees most prominent women in public life, has been named the 1999 Distinguished Alumnus of the Vanderbilt University Law School.

Gore, the mother of Vice President Al Gore and wife of the late Tennessee Senator Albert Gore Sr., will receive the award during the schools Leadership Dinner March 5 at the Loews Vanderbilt Plaza.

Criteria for the award include exemplary professional accomplishments and recognized leadership within ones field of endeavor. Recipients of the award must also demonstrate qualities that reflect the values of a Vanderbilt Law School education, according to Kent D. Syverud, dean and Garner Anthony Professor of Law. Gore is the first woman to receive the award, which was established in 1988.

She grew up in Palmersville and Jackson, Tenn., where she attended Union University. Gore found only three other women enrolled in the Vanderbilt Law School when she began classes in 1933. Through her own efforts, she financed her education and became the 10th woman to graduate from the law school when she earned her degree in 1936.

She met Albert Gore while she was a student at Vanderbilt. They married in 1937, and she played a prominent role in her husbands political career at a time when very few women did so. She also was a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firms of Peabody, Rivlin, and Gore and Gore, Claudous and Brashares.

Since her retirement and return to Middle Tennessee, Gore has devoted extensive time to community service and helping those in need. She has served on the boards of the Tennessee Humanities Commission, Tennessee Commission on Aging, the Presidents Commission on White House Fellowships and the Smith County Senior Center.

Gore was a member of the Vanderbilt Law School Alumni Board from 1993 to 1996 and delivered the Florrie Wilkes Sanders Lecture on "Life of Women in Political Families" at the law school in 1994. In addition, she has been active in the Democratic Party.

Previous recipients of the law schools Distinguished Alumnus Award have included James Sasser, Gilbert Merritt Jr., Richard Sinkfield, James Cheek III, Tone Grant, Fred Graham, Douglas Henry, Hugh Morgan, James Neal and Lucius Burch Jr.

For more news about Vanderbilt, visit the News Service home page on the Internet at www.vanderbilt.edu/News/






From: http://www.baptistpress.org/photodownload.asp?ID=333
MRS. PAULINE GORE
Photo Staff
Mrs. Pauline Gore (center), age 87, upon receiving her bachelor of arts degree from Union University President David S. Dockery (right), responded with "I am so very, very, very proud to be here." Also pictured are Union Provost Dr. Carla Sanderson and Vice President Al Gore.



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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:19 AM
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2. Condolences to the Gore family
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:21 AM
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3. :(
thoughts and prayers with the Gore family.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:31 AM
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4.  Condolences Mr. President
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Sparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:34 AM
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5. Condolences!
To the Gore family.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:36 AM
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6. My sympathies to the Gore Family.
What an incredible lady.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:38 AM
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7. All my sympathies to President Gore
and his family...

RL
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:44 AM
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8. Sad news
During the holidays too! Rough time for the Gore family and my heart goes out to them.

Julie
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hedda_foil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 02:35 PM
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20. Sorry. Poste in error.
Edited on Wed Dec-15-04 02:36 PM by hedda_foil

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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 11:48 AM
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9. My most sincere sympathies to President Gore.
:cry:
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:12 PM
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10. I had to occasion once of visiting with Miss Pauline
It was the night President Gore returned to politics, his kick off rally held in Nashville, Miss Pauline waved me over to sit with her for a while, because she overheard me call Al, Mr. President...it was like runing into a long lost friend, she asked so many quesions about me and my family and told me some about hers, she was so proud of her son.

My condolences to the family, I know she will be greatly missed.
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:37 PM
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11. Condolences to The Gore Family
Sounds like she lived a long fruitful life.

Rest in Peace...

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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:37 PM
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12. My sincere condolences to President Gore and his family
Although she was 92, it's never easy to lose your mother.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 12:45 PM
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13. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
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AlGore-08.com Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 01:10 PM
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14. R.I.P., Miss Pauline
And deepest condolences to President Gore and his family...
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sweetladybug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 01:17 PM
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15. I'm so sorry to hear about Miss Pauline's passing. My prayers are with
President Gore and his family
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 01:22 PM
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16. My deepest sympathies to Al & family.....
She sounds like a truly great lady.
Rest in Peace, Mrs. Gore.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 01:54 PM
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17. RIP Mrs. Gore. You gave us a wonderful son.
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montana_hazeleyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 02:18 PM
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18. Condolences to the Gore family,
a very remarkable woman. In the picture she looks so sweet and happy.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 02:34 PM
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19. Damn. Right around the holidays, too...
My condolences to President and Mrs Gore... :(
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 02:44 PM
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21. It takes a good woman to raise such a good son.
Rest in peace, with the thanks of a grateful nation.
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 03:36 PM
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23. My condolences.
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 03:41 PM
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24. My condolences...
...and prayers to the Gore family. How terrible, so close to Christmas.

But there is also cause for celebrating such a long, rich life and such a wonderful family.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 03:41 PM
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25. Finally,...peace.
Pauline, you made it to the front door.

Finally,...peace.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 03:51 PM
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26. Rest in peace.
You've done so much for the world. You've earned it.

My condolences to her family, especially President Gore.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 03:53 PM
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27. I'm very sorry about the loss of your mother and grandmother.
She was a very accomplished woman and role model who, along with Sen. Al Gore, a true statesman, raised a true leader.

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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 03:56 PM
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28. God be with the Gore family.
Rest in Peace, Miss Pauline.

What a wonderful woman!
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 04:39 PM
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29. My sincere sympathies to you and all your loved ones.
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 05:54 PM
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30. Godspeed, Mrs. Gore
Maybe in 2008 your son will rightfully take back HIS Oval Office, and finally depose the Great Pretender.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 05:57 PM
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31. My deepest sympathies
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 06:34 PM
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32. Deepest sympathies to the Gore family.
I know how it is to lose a parent, not good.

May your family find peace and comfort at this trying time.
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 07:30 PM
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33. The Gores
My prayers at definitely with the Gore family.

May they be comforted and remember that joy comes in the morning.
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GoreDean2008 Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 08:03 PM
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34. My Sincerest Condolences to ...
President Gore, Mrs. Tipper Gore, and their family. Now that she is not of this earth, Mrs. Pauline Gore will watch her son gloriously reclaim the White House in 2008 from the Heaven. We will miss Mrs. Pauline Gore.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 08:18 PM
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35. Our sincerest condolences to you and yours, Mr. President
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jbm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 08:31 PM
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36. my condolences also..
My thoughts are with her family.
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 08:55 PM
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37. My Condolences to The Gore Family!
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 09:02 PM
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38. Condolences, MY Mother
My mother died in '96 at a time when it was contrary to my life. I guess that was the point.

Our mothers are so strong.
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Osamasux Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 09:38 PM
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39. My Condolences
Judging by her son and grandchildren, she raised a thoughtful, intelligent, wonderful family. Nothing could speak more highly of her life.
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mithnanthy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 09:55 PM
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40. My Condolences
to my President and his family. My thoughts are always with the Gore family.
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Sacajawea Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 10:27 PM
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41. My sincere condolences to you, Mr. President.
My heart aches for you on the loss of your mother.

But as fully half the DNA in my body came from my mother, I like to think that she is really with me every day.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-04 10:32 PM
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42. Condolences.
but it sounds like she had a good long life
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 07:55 AM
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43. My sincerest condolences to the LaFon and Gore families.
She was a lovely lady. And know one knows you quite like your mother. May God Bless them all during this difficult time.
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-04 11:12 AM
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44. My sympathies to the Gore family.
Losing a parent is always incredibly hard, even at that age.
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