Bobby Gore was born in Cook County Hospital, May 11, 1936 to Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Susie Gore. Bobby's dad worked at the Chicago stockyards for 30 years and his mom worked at home. He had two sisters, Josephine, and Jesse Mae, deceased. He had grown up in a racially changing neighborhood by Damon and Fillmore. Despite having polio, he played sports and grew up like other kids.

Bobby dropped out of high school in his senior year to help his parents financially. He alternated jobs at Swift & Company and Advanced Finishing Company from 1953 until he began work for CVL, Inc. in 1967.

He joined the Clovers, since they were hanging out in his Lawndale neighborhood. The Clovers were basically a social athletic club and Bobby joined the baseball team. Like in all sports, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes you fight. When Pepilow and others formed the Conservative Vice Lords after they got out of St. Charles, Bobby joined. The CVL would eventually have 26 branches and 10,000 members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The early Conservative Vice Lords as a rowdy street gang a
s shown here in a History Channel documentary

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