Gore Vidal
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"Gore Vidal" was an American writer (novels, essays, screenplays, stage plays) and a public intellectual known for his Patrician (ancient Rome)/patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing. As Eugene Louis Vidal, he was born to a political family; his maternal grandfather was Thomas Pryor Gore, U.S. Senator for Oklahoma (1907–21 and 1931–37). As Gore Vidal, he was a Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party politician who twice sought elected office; first to the House of Representatives (New York State, 1960), then to the Senate (California, 1982).

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