The pair were re-elected to a second term in 1996 and sworn in on January 20, 1997.
Together, they led the country into a period of sustained economic growth marked by new jobs and the lowest combined rate of unemployment, inflation and mortgage rates in 28 years.
In 1984, his only sibling, Nancy, 10 years his senior, died of lung cancer.
Five years later, in April 1989, Gore took his six-year-old son to watch a baseball game.
and Pauline La Fon Gore, a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School who campaigned as a helpmate with her husband. Gore met Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson, nicknamed "Tipper," at his high school senior prom.