Black Who Was Gore’s Roommate At Harvard Seconds His Nomination At Democratic Convention – John D. Tyson, Sr., – political activity

Black Who Was Gore’s Roommate At Harvard Seconds His Nomination At Democratic Convention – John D. Tyson, Sr., – political activity – Brief Article

John D. Tyson, Sr., who spent three years as a roommate to Vice President Al Gore at Harvard University, was named to second Gore’s presidential nomination at the Los Angeles Democratic Convention.

A business consultant, Tyson works at the Peyser Associates, a government relations firm in Washington, D.C., representing cities, counties and states to the federal government. He specializes in Empowerment Zones and economic development.

He remains active in business in Kenya with investments in natural resources.

After he graduated from Harvard in 1969, the Montclair, NJ, native graduated from the Harvard Divinity School with advanced degrees.

“I met Al the first day we were freshman,” said Tyson, indicating that Gore wanted his vote in his race to belong to the freshman council.

“He is a born leader,” Tyson continued, describing Gore’s activities in sports and student affairs.

Active in student affairs as well, Tyson also was an all-star high school athlete and continued his starring efforts at Harvard. He was an All Ivy and All East Football selection as well as an outstanding track participant.

His second wife, Wabidia, is from Kenya. He has two sons from an earlier marriage.

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