Al Gore followed in his father's footsteps to the House and then to the Senate. Here, he takes a mock oath of office from Vice President George H.W. Bush as Tipper watches during a ceremony on Capitol Hill on Jan. 3, 1985, after he was first elected to the Senate.
Al Gore pushes his grandson, Wyatt, as he walks along the beach with (from left) daughter Sarah, Tipper, and daughter Karenna Gore Schiff on July 31, 2000, on Figure Eight Island, N.C. The Gores have four adult children: Karenna, Kristin, Sarah and Albert III.
The Gores famously kissed onstage at the Democratic National Convention on Aug.17, 2000, in Los Angeles — where Al Gore received the party's nomination in his ultimately unsuccessful bid to become president.
Al Gore, Tipper, daughter Kristin Gore (left) and son Albert Gore III arrive at the 79th Academy Awards on Feb. 25, 2007. Al Gore's film on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
Al Gore's campaign to draw attention to climate change was also rewarded with a Nobel Prize in 2007. Here, the Gores wave after posing for photos with President George W. Bush and other Nobel winners at the White House in Washington, D.C.