Joe Biden

Vice President of the United States
Born Nov 20, 1942

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, jointly elected with President Barack Obama. He is a member of the Democratic Party and was a United States Senator from Delaware from January 3, 1973, until his resignation on January 15, 2009, following his election to the Vice Presidency. In 2012, Biden was elected to a second term alongside Obama. Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and lived there for ten years before moving to Delaware.… Read More

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Biden was born on November 20, 1942, at St. Mary's Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Biden (née Finnegan; 1917–2010) and Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden Sr. (1915–2002). … Read More
1953 10 Years Old In 1953, the Biden family moved to an apartment in Claymont, Delaware, where they lived for a few years before moving to a house in Wilmington, Delaware. … Read More


1961 18 Years Old He graduated in 1961. … Read More


1964 - 1966 2 More Events
He received his Juris Doctor in 1968, graduating 76th of 85 in his class. … Read More
He became an attorney in 1969, and was elected to the New Castle County council in 1970.
1970 27 Years Old Biden served on the County Council from 1970 to 1972 while continuing his private law practice. … Read More
Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972, and became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history.


1973 30 Years Old 1 More Event
…  A member of the Democratic Party, Biden represented Delaware as a United States Senator from 1973 until becoming Vice President in 2009.
1975 - 1977 2 More Events
1979 36 Years Old Regarding foreign policy, during his first decade in the Senate, Biden focused on arms control issues. In response to the refusal of the U.S. Congress to ratify the SALT II Treaty signed in 1979 by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and President Jimmy Carter, Biden took the initiative to meet the Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, educated him about American concerns and interests, and secured several changes to address objections of the Foreign Relations Committee. … Read More
1981 38 Years Old Biden became ranking minority member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in 1981.


1984 - 1986 2 More Events
…  He raised $1.7 million in the first quarter of 1987, more than any other candidate.
Biden unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and in 2008, both times dropping out early in the race.
1991 48 Years Old Biden became interested in the Yugoslav Wars after hearing about Serbian abuses during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991. … Read More
1992 49 Years Old Biden wrote an amendment in 1992 to compel the Bush administration to arm the Bosnians, but deferred in 1994 to a somewhat softer stance preferred by the Clinton administration, before signing on the following year to a stronger measure sponsored by Bob Dole and Joe Lieberman. … Read More


1998 55 Years Old In 1998, Congressional Quarterly named Biden one of "Twelve Who Made a Difference" for playing a lead role in several foreign policy matters, including NATO enlargement and the successful passage of bills to streamline foreign affairs agencies and punish religious persecution overseas. … Read More
2001 58 Years Old Biden was a strong supporter of the 2001 war in Afghanistan, saying "Whatever it takes, we should do it."
2002 59 Years Old 1 More Event
Regarding Iraq, Biden stated in 2002 that Saddam Hussein was a threat to national security, and that there was no option but to eliminate that threat.


2003 - 2006 5 More Events
In 2007, Biden requested and gained $67 million worth of projects for his constituents through congressional earmarks. … Read More
In the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Barack Obama chose Biden to be his running mate in the race, which they won. … Read More
He was re-elected to the Senate six times, and was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his resignation to assume the Vice Presidency in 2009. … Read More
2010 - 2011 11 More Events
Obama and Biden were re-elected in 2012.
2013 - 2014 3 More Events
By 2015, a series of swearings-in and other events where Biden placed his hands on women and girls and talked closely to them had attracted the attention of both the press and social media. … Read More
…  At the time of his death, Beau had been widely seen as the frontrunner to be the Democratic nominee for Governor of Delaware in 2016.
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