The Vice President

Bill Clinton’s selection of Al Gore as his running mate in 1992 marked a generational shift: for the first time, both candidates on a presidential ticket were born after World War II. The pair became the youngest team ever to make it to the White House, and they brought a new vitality to the work of government.
A Vietnam veteran and father of four, Al Gore served eight years in the House of Representatives and eight years in the U.S. Senate—where he became known as an expert on a broad range of issues, from information technology to the environment, and from arms control to Alzheimer’s. Empowered by President Clinton to bring that same energy to the White House, Al Gore transformed the vice presidency, turning a largely ceremonial position into a center of ideas and innovation.
From his office in the West Wing, Gore played an important role in nearly every major decision. He took the lead on a number of high-profile issues: shaping environmental policy, guiding U.S.–Russia relations, streamlining the federal government, and leading administration efforts to support the burgeoning information and telecommunications revolution. He embodied Harry S. Truman’s description of the vice presidency: “It is the man who makes the office, not the office the man.”

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The Clinton Center

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center is the home of the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation; the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum; the Clinton School of Public Service, the first institution in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree; and is a managing partner of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a national bipartisan executive-style leadership development initiative. Additionally, the Clinton Center is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of educational programs, special events, exhibitions, and lectures, presenting a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton.

Our renowned on-site restaurant, 42 bar and table, offers a variety of dining selections for Clinton Center visitors and locals alike. Featuring unparalleled views of the lighted pedestrian bridge and a menu with a delicious blend of local favorites and internationally-inspired cuisine, 42 bar and table ensures a presidential experience for every guest. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at 42 bar and table; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website

The Clinton Museum Store, conveniently located in the lobby of the museum, offers a diverse selection of unique memorabilia and gifts, including books, accessories, collectibles, and more. The Museum Store also features items related to the current temporary exhibit. Admission fees are NOT required to shop at the Museum Store; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website