|Born:||August 19, 1948 (age 73)|
|Career:||Second lady of the United States, 1993-2001|
|Education:||B.A., Boston University|
Master's, Vanderbilt University
Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Gore, an author, photographer and social issues advocate, was second lady of the United States from 1993-2001. She is the wife of Al Gore, the 45th vice president of the United States.
Gore was born on August 19, 1948, in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Arlington, Virginia. She was given the nickname Tipper by her mother. She received her B.A. in psychology in 1970 from Boston University and a master's degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University's George Peabody College, in 1975. She worked part-time as a newspaper photographer and continued as a freelance photographer after her husband was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976.
After her husband's election, Gore established the Congressional Wives Task Force to draw attention to the violence in the media, serving as chair in 1978 and 1979. In 1985, she co-founded the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) to advocate for the voluntary labeling of records containing violent or sexually explicit content. She also led a number of other advocacy campaigns for women and children, mental health, fitness and the homeless.
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- Remarks at the 2000 Democratic National Convention - Aug. 18, 2000
- Remarks at the Child Advocacy Award Ceremony- Nov. 30, 1999
- Ending Homelessness in America- Nov. 29, 1999
- Speech to the Girl Scouts of America- Oct. 15, 1999
- Remarks at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Convention- July 15, 1999
- Remarks at Planned Parenthood Conference- Dec. 4, 1998
- Governors' Conference on Child Abuse Prevention- Sept. 29, 1998
- AFSCME Women's Equal Partners Breakfast- Aug. 26, 1998
- From Discovery to Recovery- July 16, 1998
- Remarks at Parents for Academic Excellence Luncheon- June 19, 1998
- Remarks to the Columbia University School of Social Work- June 12, 1998
- Remarks at the Maryland Youth Initiative 2000 Conference- June 10, 1998
- Women Employed Conference- June 3, 1998
- Discovering our Selves: The Science of Emotion- May 6, 1998
- San Francisco Women's Summit - April 14, 1998
- Remarks at the Women's History Month Ceremony- March 5, 1998
- Training For the Future Graduation Ceremony- Nov. 12, 1997
- Reva Stocker Educational Lecture- Nov. 6, 1997
- Remarks at the National Conference on Preventing Crime- Oct. 14, 1997
- Remarks at the 1996 Democratic National Convention - Aug. 27, 1996