Joe Biden is the former Vice President of the United States. He announced his run for President on April 25, 2019. (For debate info, visit our home page.)
Birthdate: November 20, 1942
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Birth name: Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
Father: Joseph Robinette Biden Sr., car salesman
Mother: Catherine Eugenia (Finnegan) Biden
Marriages: Jill (Jacobs) Biden (June 17, 1977-present); Neilia (Hunter) Biden (August 27, 1966-December 18, 1972, her death)
Children: with Jill (Jacobs) Biden: Ashley; with Neilia (Hunter) Biden: Naomi Christina, Robert Hunter, Joseph Robinette "Beau" III
Education: University of Delaware, B.A., 1965; Syracuse University Law School, J.D., 1968
Religion: Roman Catholic
Campaign website: https://joebiden.com/
- Defense attorney for criminal cases in Wilmington, Delaware from 1968 to 1970.
- Biden was elected to the New Castle (Delaware) County Council in 1970
- Is first elected to the Senate in 1972 at age 29. Wins re-election in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.
- Runs for President twice, in 1988 and 2008.
- In 2008, is named the vice-presidential running mate of Barack Obama, and wins election to that office. Biden was the fourth most senior senator when he resigned to assume the vice presidency in 2009.
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