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Tipper Gore

American writer and photographer

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.

Tipper Gore
Mary Elizabeth Gore.JPG
Wife of the Vice President of the
United States
In office
January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001
Preceded byMarilyn Quayle
Succeeded byLynne Cheney
Personal details
Born (1948-08-19) August 19, 1948 (age 71)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Spouse(s)Al Gore (1970-2010, separated)[1]
ChildrenKarenna, Kristin, Sarah, Albert III
RelativesJohn Kenneth Aitcheson and Margaret Odom
OccupationAuthor, photographer

Early lifeEdit

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


  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: |accessdate=, |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.