Written by Bradley Harjehausen, Graduate Assistant
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Albert Gore Research Center! On March 17, 1944 Albert Gore, Sr., then a member of the House of Representatives, was a guest speaker at the St. Patrick Society of Brooklyn’s annual banquet. In the speech, he praised Irish contributions to the society, culture and other aspects of American life. Being in the midst of World War II, the speech also notes St. Patrick’s representation of freedom and the Irish’s military contributions in the past and present.
The first page of the speech is featured above. The location in our stacks of the full speech and associated correspondence, in which Gore was both commended and criticized for the speech, can be found on our website.