posted on May, 28 2008 @ 08:01 AM
Vidal was born Eugene Luther Gore Vidal in West Point, New York, the only child of Lieutenant Eugene Luther Vidal (1895 – 1969) and Nina S. Gore
(1903 - 1978). He was born in the Cadet Hospital of the United States Military Academy where his father was the first aeronautics instructor and was
christened by the headmaster of St. Albans preparatory school, his future alma mater. His second middle name honors maternal grandfather, Thomas
Gore, Democratic senator from Oklahoma.