Beau Biden
Lawyer, politician and son of the current Vice President of the United States
Beau Biden
Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III is an American lawyer, Army JAG officer, and politician from Wilmington, Delaware. He serves as the Attorney General of Delaware and a Major in the Delaware Army National Guard. He is a member of the Democratic Party and is also the oldest son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
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Jill Biden Shares Her Advice For Empowering Girls And Raising Strong Daughters
Huffington Post - 17 days
Dr. Jill Biden knows a few things about raising strong children. The former second lady is mom to Ashley Biden and stepmom to Hunter and the late Beau Biden. At a launch party for Ashley’s new philanthropic clothing line, Livelihood, her mom spoke about empowering young women. “I think the most important thing as a mom, and also a teacher, is to give kids confidence,” she told PopSugar. “And I tried that with Ashley because confidence is very important — especially for women. Girls need to be strong because they have to keep it together and handle a lot more responsibilities right now.” Dr. Biden, who is an author and college professor, offered some tangible advice to parents. “I think it’s about positive reinforcement every single day, and I suggest that to moms, as a mom,” she said, crediting her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden, for his commitment to this practice.  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible ...
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Joe Biden Enlists Jon Stewart And 9/11 Heroes For His Cancer Moonshot
Huffington Post - 3 months
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Senate holds emotional vote to rename cancer bill after Joe Biden's late son, Beau
CNN - 3 months
The Senate voted Monday to rename a bill aimed to accelerate cancer research after Joe Biden's late son, Beau Biden, in an emotional session which the vice president presided over.
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'We owe you so much,' Kosovo to tell Biden as street named after late son
Yahoo News - 7 months
By Fatos Bytyci SOJEVE, Kosovo (Reuters) - On a busy road in Kosovo, brand new signs have been put up ahead of a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, showing the 35-km route in the southeast of the small Balkan nation that has been renamed after his late son Beau. Naming streets after U.S. officials is becoming something of a tradition in Kosovo, whose population is mainly ethnic Albanian and which considers the United States its savior since 1999 NATO air strikes halted killings by Serbian troops. Beau Biden worked in Kosovo after the 1998-99 war ended, helping train local prosecutors and judges for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
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Vice President Joe Biden: 'I Think I Would Have Been the Best President'
Yahoo News - 10 months
Vice President Joe Biden thinks he would have made a great commander in chief – despite his decision not to run for the presidency. "I had planned on running... I think I would have been the best President, but it was the right thing," Biden explained of opting out of the race after the 2015 death of his son Beau Biden from cancer. Biden has said in the past, however, that "every day" he regretted not running for the White House.
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Biden takes 'Moonshot' cancer campaign to Vatican
Yahoo News - 10 months
US Vice President Joe Biden won Pope Francis's backing Friday for advances in cancer treatment to be made available to everyone, as he brought his "Moonshot" campaign to the Vatican. Biden, whose 46-year old son Beau Biden died from brain cancer last year, made an emotional speech at a stem cell summit thanking Francis for counselling his family during the pontiff's visit to the United States. Francis told the summit, which is being hosted by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture and US-based Stem for Life Foundation, it was unacceptable that patients suffering rarer types of cancer or childhood diseases were sidelined "because investing in them is not expected to produce substantial economic returns".
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Vice President Biden will lead new initiative to fight for cancer cure
CBS News - about 1 year
Biden lost his eldest son Beau Biden after a battle with brain cancer last May
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Joe Biden Regrets His Decision Not To Run For President
Huffington Post - about 1 year
WASHINGTON (AP) — You can take Joe Biden out of the presidential campaign, but you can't take the campaign out of Joe Biden. Three months after bowing out of the 2016 competition, the vice president has a few second thoughts about his decision. "I regret it every day," Biden said Wednesday. Still, he said he made the right call for his family and for himself. And he pledged to stay "deeply involved" in the race to replace President Barack Obama. "We've got two good candidates," Biden said, praising Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for engaging in a "robust debate" devoid of personal attacks. He glossed over the third candidate running for the Democratic nomination, Martin O'Malley, whose campaign has struggled to gain traction. The vice president's musings about the campaign he almost waged came in an interview with WVIT, one of five interviews Biden conducted to promote Obama's executive actions on gun control. He told the Connect ...
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My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column! [Part 1 of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it.] Before we begin with this week's awards, we have a few odds and ends to get out of the way first. Last week's list had the "Best Photo Op" category, and we missed a few that deserve mentioning. There was the image of South Carolina's official flag being flown at half-staff after the Charleston shooting, with the Confederate flag in the foreground, flying at the top of its pole. In a more positive light was the photo of the White House lit up in the colors of the rainbow flag, after the Supreme Court decision was announced which guaranteed marriage equality. That was a pretty good photo op, and deserves mention. On purely amusing grounds, Ted Cruz pretending to audition for The Simpsons deserves some sort of mention, especially him quoting (while twirling, of course) Kang and Kodos: "Forwards, not backwards! Upwards not downwards! And always twirling, twirlin ...
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Joe Biden says he is ‘out of time’ to run for president in livestream
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Earlier today, Vice President Joe Biden, 72, live streamed his announcement that he will not run for the Democratic nomination in the race for President of the United States in the 2016 elections. Speaking on the Rose Garden outside of the White House with his wife Jill Biden and President Barack Obama on his sides, Vice President Biden stated the “window” of time to mount a presidential race campaign had closed. Vice President Biden did admit the decision was not due to his family and their mourning of Joe Biden’s son, Beau Biden, whom passed away from brain cancer in late May. “I’ve said many times my family has suffered a loss and I hope it comes a time, sooner, rather than later, when you think of your loved ones it brings a smile to your lips and not a tear to your eyes. I am proud to say, the Biden family have reached that point.” Related:  Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others pledge support for student arrested over homemade clock While Biden’s speech was to decline enterin ...
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'Draft Biden' Super PAC Cancels Plans To Air First Ad
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A super PAC encouraging Vice President Joe Biden to run for president announced on Thursday that it would not buy television airtime for its first ad in accordance with Biden's reported wishes. The super PAC, Draft Biden, released a 90-second video ad online Wednesday that overlays audio of Biden speaking about coping with the death of his first wife and infant daughter, who died in a 1972 car accident, with photos of Biden and his family members. The group said at the time that it would be making a 6-figure ad buy in cable markets across the country. A person close to the vice president told The Los Angeles Times on Thursday that while Biden valued the group's efforts, "he has seen the ad and thinks the ad treads on sacred ground and hopes they don't run it." "Nobody has more respect for the Vice President and his family than we do. Obviously we will honor his wishes," Josh Alcorn, senior adviser to Draft Biden, said in a statement. The vice president's office declined a ...
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Mourners pay respects to US vice president's son, Beau Biden
Yahoo News - over 1 year
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Mourners gathered at a Catholic church in Wilmington on Friday to pay their respects to former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer last week at the age of 46.
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Mourners pay respects to Beau Biden at Delaware state Capitol
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Family, friends, colleagues and Delaware residents arrived at the state Capitol Thursday to pay respects to former Attorney General Beau Biden.
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Joe Biden To Campaign For Cory Booker In New Jersey
Huffington Post - over 3 years
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is planning to travel to New Jersey to campaign for Cory Booker's campaign for Senate. The White House says Biden will hit the campaign trail on Oct. 11. That's five days before New Jersey's special election to replace former Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in June. Biden has been campaigning and raising money for Democrats in a number of states. He's hosting a fundraiser at his Delaware home this weekend for his son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. The Democratic mayor of Newark, N.J., Booker faces conservative Republican Steve Lonegan in the election. President Barack Obama has also endorsed Booker.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Beau Biden
  • 2015
    Age 46
    On November 4, 2015, Biden was posthumously awarded the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award, the highest honor given by the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), for his service to mankind.
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    His funeral was held at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware, on June 6, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details The Vice President's son's death was widely mourned within the U.S. He was buried at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery in Delaware. He is survived by his wife and two children, his father and stepmother, and two siblings (a full brother and a half-sister, both younger). His funeral was attended by a large number of people, including President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama (along with their children Malia and Sasha), Former President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton, Former US Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. At his funeral, he was given the Legion of Merit Award by General Odierno, for his services in the Iraq War. President Obama described Biden as "a very good man, an original person, who did everything in 46 years what we could not do in 146 years". Coldplay frontman Chris Martin sang a solo rendition of the song "Til Kingdom Come" at the funeral services.
    On May 20, 2015, he was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, because of a recurrence of brain cancer.
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    At the time of this announcement, the cancer that killed Biden in 2015 had been diagnosed but was in remission, although this information was not public at the time.
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  • 2013
    Age 44
    In August 2013, Biden was admitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and diagnosed with brain cancer, after experiencing what White House officials called "an episode of disorientation and weakness".
    More Details Hide Details A lesion was removed at that time. Biden had radiation and chemotherapy treatments, and the cancer remained stable.
  • 2010
    Age 41
    On November 2, 2010, he was easily re-elected to a second term as Delaware Attorney General, beating Independent Party of Delaware candidate Doug Campbell by a huge margin.
    More Details Hide Details Biden did not seek election to a third term as Attorney General in 2014. In the spring of that year, he announced his intention to run for Governor of Delaware in the 2016 election to succeed term-limited Democratic Governor Jack Markell.
    For the final few years of his life, Biden suffered from brain cancer. In May 2010, he was admitted to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, after complaining of a headache, numbness, and paralysis; officials stated that he had suffered from a "mild stroke".
    More Details Hide Details Later that month, Biden was transferred to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and kept for observation for several days.
  • 2009
    Age 40
    In October 2009, Biden stated that he was considering a run for the Senate and that he would make a final decision in January.
    More Details Hide Details On January 25, Biden confirmed that he would forgo a Senate run so as to better focus on the prosecution of Earl Bradley, an infamous child-molestation suspect.
    Biden returned from Iraq in September 2009, his yearlong stint on active duty complete.
    More Details Hide Details Biden had announced that during his deployment he would continue to actively serve as Delaware's Attorney General by working in conjunction with his office's senior staff in Delaware, although a member of his unit related Biden saying he had turned over most of his attorney general work to his deputy so as to focus on his duties in Iraq. For his service in Iraq, Biden was awarded a Bronze Star. Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno presented Biden with the Legion of Merit for his service in the Delaware National Guard, stating "Beau Biden possessed the traits I have witnessed in only the greatest leaders." He was also posthumously presented with The Delaware Conspicuous Service Cross, which is "awarded for heroism, meritorious service and outstanding achievement."
    Biden received a visit at Camp Victory from his father on July 4, 2009.
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    Biden traveled to Washington, D.C., from Iraq in January 2009 for the presidential inauguration and his father's swearing-in as Vice President, then returned to Iraq.
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  • 2008
    Age 39
    Joe Biden resigned from the Senate following his 2008 election to the vice presidency.
    More Details Hide Details Governor Ruth Ann Minner named former Joe Biden aide Ted Kaufman to fill the vacant seat, but Kaufman made it clear that he would not be a candidate in the 2010 special election. This fueled speculation Beau would run at that time. Biden's father stated after the announcement of Kaufman's appointment, "It is no secret that I believe my son, Attorney General, would make a great United States Senator just as I believe he has been a great attorney general. But Beau has made it clear from the moment he entered public life that any office he sought he would earn on his own... If he chooses to run for the Senate in the future, he will have to run and win on his own. He wouldn't have it any other way."
    Biden's unit was activated to deploy to Iraq on October 3, 2008, and sent to Fort Bliss, Texas, for pre-deployment training, the day after his father participated in the 2008 presidential campaign's only vice presidential debate.
    More Details Hide Details His father was on the record as saying, "I don't want him going. But I tell you what, I don't want my grandson or my granddaughters going back in 15 years, and so how we leave makes a big difference."
    At the 2008 Democratic National Convention, after Joe Biden was nominated for Vice President of the United States, Beau introduced his father.
    More Details Hide Details He recounted the auto accident that killed his mother and sister and the subsequent parenting commitment his father made to his sons, a speech at which many delegates wept. Biden joined the military in 2003 as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard and was a Major in the Judge Advocate General's Corps as part of the 261st Signal Brigade in Smyrna, Delaware.
  • 2006
    Age 37
    In his first bid at political office, Biden ran for Attorney General of Delaware in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Biden's opponent was a veteran state prosecutor and Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ferris Wharton. Major issues in the campaign included the candidates' experience and proposed efforts to address sex offenders, Internet predators, senior abuse and domestic abuse. Biden won the election by approximately five percentage points. After being elected, he appointed former Delaware Attorney General and International Judge Richard S. Gebelein as Chief Deputy Attorney General, and former assistant U.S. Attorney Richard G. Andrews was appointed as State Prosecutor. As Attorney General, Biden supported and enforced stronger registration requirements for sex offenders.
  • 2004
    Age 35
    In 2004, he became a partner in the law firm of Bifferato, Gentilotti, Biden & Balick, where he worked for two years before being elected Delaware attorney general.
    More Details Hide Details He had two children with his wife Hallie: a daughter, Natalie, and a son, Hunter.
  • 1995
    Age 26
    From 1995 to 2004, he worked at the United States Department of Justice in Philadelphia, first as Counsel to the Office of Policy Development and later as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office.
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  • 1981
    Age 12
    His half-sister Ashley was born in 1981.
    More Details Hide Details Biden graduated from Archmere Academy, his father's high school alma mater, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. He was also a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, as did his father. After graduating from law school he clerked for Judge Steven McAuliffe of the United States District Court of New Hampshire.
  • 1977
    Age 8
    According to some accounts, Beau and Hunter encouraged their father to marry again, even going so far as to ask him "when were 'we' going to get married." In June 1977, less than five years after the death of his mother, 8-year-old Biden welcomed Jill Jacobs as a "second mother."
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  • 1972
    Age 3
    Biden was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the elder son of former U.S. Senator and current Vice President Joe Biden, and his first wife, Neilia (née Hunter). On December 18, 1972, Biden's mother Neilia and younger sister Naomi were killed in an automobile accident while Christmas shopping.
    More Details Hide Details Beau was less than four years of age at this time, and his brother Hunter was less than three. Both of them were present in the car when the accident took place, but survived with critical injuries. Beau suffered multiple broken bones while Hunter sustained injuries to his scalp.
  • 1969
    Age 0
    Born on February 3, 1969.
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