"She was born on August 19, 1948 as Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson. She was nicknamed Tipper by her mother, a name derived from one of her favorite nursery rhymes. She grew up in Arlington, Virginia, in the home her family still owns. She attended St. Agnes and, at a high school graduation dance met Al Gore, Jr. They were married on May 19, 1970 at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. "