Joe Biden Biography – Age, Wife, Career(President, Vise President)

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Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United State of America at the age of 78.  He is the oldest president in U.S history. Biden served 36 years as a U.S. senator from Delaware and went on to serve as vice president of the United States with President Barack Obama. In two times of the vice president period, Biden focused largely on economic and foreign policy issues.

Quick Overview About JOE BIDEN:-

  • Name:– Joe Biden
  • Date of Birth:- 20/11/1942
  • Birthplace:- Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S
  • Father:-  Joseph R. Biden Sr.
  • Mother:– Catherine Eugenia Finnegan
  • Age:- 78 (as on 2020)
  • Famous reason:- President of U.S
  • Nationality:- American
  • Party:– Democratic party
  • Educational Qualification:- Law college- Syracuse University(1968), University Of Delaware(1965), Archmere Academy(1961)
  • Spouse:- Jill Biden ( marriage – 1977), Neilia Hunter Biden ( Marriage 1966-1972)
  • Children:- Hunter Biden, Beau Biden, Ashley Biden, Naomi Christina Biden
  • Occupation:- Politician, Lawyer, Author
  • Networth:- $9 million
  • Awards:- Presidential Medal of Freedom ( 2017 )

Career:

Below is a compressed outline of Biden’s academic, professional, and political career 2009-2017: Vice president of the United States during the Obama administration.

  • 1973-2009: U.S. senator from Delaware
  • 1970-1972: New Castle County Council member
  • 1968-1970: Defense attorney in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1968: Graduated from Syracuse University Law School with J.D.
  • 1965: Graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in history and political science

Early life:

Joe Biden’s full name is Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. He was born on November 20, 1942, in the blue-collar city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, in an Irish-Catholic family. His father’s name was Joseph R. Biden Sr. and his Mother’s name was Catherine Eugenia Finnegan. He has a sister Valerie and two brothers, Francis and James. His first Primary Education started at St. Helena School. At age 10 Biden moved with his family to Wilmington, Delaware. Due to his father’s job was lost, as a child, Biden struggled with a stutter, and kids called him “Dash” and “Joe Impedimenta” to mock him. The first of four siblings and Biden attended a series of Catholic schools, including the elite preparatory high school Archmere Academy. Then Biden continued Education in St. Paul’s Elementary school. Biden completed his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 1965 and a law degree from Syracuse University in 1968 in New York.

Biden’s First marriage:

Biden completed his law degree. Then he married Neilia Hunter on August 27, 1966. After the wedding, Biden moved to Wilmington, Delaware. Biden had three children i.e two sons Joseph Robinette “Beau”(born in 1969), Robert Hunter Biden(born in 1970), and one daughter Naomi Christina “Amy”(born in 1971). On December 18, 1972, Biden won to become the fifth-youngest U.S. senator elected in the nation’s history. During this time, Neilia was driving with children Beau, Hunter, and Naomi to buy a Christmas tree. At that time her car was hit by a tractor-trailer. After the accident, Neilia, and Naomi died upon arrival, but her two sons survived with serious injuries. Biden was inconsolable and committed suicide, but he recalled suicide wasn’t just an option. After the encouragement of his family, Biden decided to honor his commitment to representing the people of Delaware in the Senate.  

Biden’s Second marriage:

Biden was busy in politics, then he was introduced to Jill Tracy Jacob as a teacher. Biden decided to marry Jill Biden in 1977. Her daughter Ashley Biden was born in 1981. Biden said she was an instrumental factor in his growth. Biden suffered another personal loss, his son Beau died of brain cancer on  May 30.

Early senate activities:

During his early years in the Senate, Biden focused on consumer protection and environmental issues and called for greater government responsibility. In a 1974 interview, he described himself as liberal on civil rights and liberties, senior citizens’ concerns, and healthcare. 

In Biden’s first decade in the Senate, Biden focused on arms control. He received considerable attention when he excoriated the Secretary of State George Shultz at a Senate hearing for the Reagan administration’s support of South Africa despite its continued policy of apartheid. Biden became a ranking the few members of the Senate Judiciary committee in 1981. He was a Democratic floor manager for the successful passage of the complete Crime Control Act over time. In 1993, Biden voted for a provision that deemed homosexuality unsuited with military life, thereby banning gays from serving in the armed forces. In 1996, he voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, Which banned the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, thereby barring individuals in such marriages from equal protection under federal law and allow other states the same.

Senate Judiciary Committee:

Biden was a longtime member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He chaired it from 1987 to 1995 and was a ranking minority member from 1981 to 1987 and from 1995 to 1997.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee:

Biden was also a longtime member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He became its ranking minority member in 1977, chaired it from June 2001 to 2003 and 2007 to 2009. His positions were generally liberal internationalist. He cooperated effectively with Republicans and sometimes went against elements of his own party. During this time he met with at least 150 leaders from 60 countries and international organizations, becoming a well-known Democratic voice on foreign policy. 

Biden voted against authorization for the Gulf War in 1991, siding with 45 of the 55 Democratic senators; he said the U.S. was bearing almost all the burden in the anti-Iraq coalition.

2008 presidential campaign:

Biden chose not to run for president in 1992 in part. He had voted against authorizing the Gulf War and did not run in 2004. Because he felt he had little chance of winning and could best serve the country by remaining in the Senate. In January 2007, he declared his candidacy in the 2008 election Biden. Biden focused on the Iraq War, his record as chairman of major Senate committees, and his foreign-policy experience. Biden rejected speculation that he might become Secretary of State, focusing on only the presidency. At the time, was one of several Democratic candidates for president in 2008 but dropped out early in the campaign before being selected as Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s running mate.

2008 vice-presidential campaign:

Biden was dropped out of the Presidential race and entered vice-presidential. He was officially nominated for vice president on August 27 by voice vote at the 2008 Democratic National convention in Denver.
Biden participated in the vice-presidential On October 2, 2008 debate with Palin at Washington University in St. Louis. Post-debate polls found that while Palin exceeded many voter’s expectations, Biden had won the debate overall. During the campaign’s last days, he focused on less-populated, older, less well-off areas of battleground states, especially Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, where polling indicated he was popular and where Obama had not campaigned or achieved well in the Democratic primaries. He also campaigned in some normally Republican states, as well as in areas with large Catholic populations. Biden ran for his senate seat as well as vice-president seat. He won both the races on November 4.

Ruling as Vice-president(2009-17):

Many times he failed in the presidential campaign race. After, On November 2, 2008, Barack Obama and Joe Biden convincingly defeated the Republican ticket of Arizona Senator John Mccain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. On January 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th U.S. president and Biden became the 47th vice president. Biden was charged with inspecting a $787 billion economic stimulus package, running a middle-class task force, and reviving an arms reduction treaty with Russia. He also played a strong advisory role concerning the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

2020 president of United State:

On November 7, 2020, four days after election day, Biden was declared as the 46th president-elect of the united states after winning Pennsylvania. Along with earning a record 74 million-plus votes, on 78 years old was set to become the oldest president in the nation’s history.

Biden’s speech an interview

“America, I’m privileged that you have chosen me to lead our great country,” Biden tweeted. “The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.”

On December 14, 2020, all 538 electors in the Electoral College cast their vote, formalizing Biden’s victory over President Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Biden received 306 votes and Trump received 232.

Distinctions:

  • Biden also received the Chancellor Medal (1980) and the George Arents Pioneer Medal (2005) from Syracuse University
  • On May 15, 2016, the University of Notre Dame gave, Biden the Laetare Medal, considered the highest honor for American Catholics.
  • On June 25, 2016, Biden received the Freedom of the city of Country Louth in the Republic of Ireland.
  • On January 12, 2017, Obama surprised Biden by awarding him the Presidential Medal of freedom with Distinction‍—‌for “faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and a lifetime of service that will endure through the generations”.

Election history:

1972

On November 7, 1972, Joe Biden won election to the United States Senate. He defeated J. Caleb Boggs (R), Henry Majka (American) and Herbert B. Wood (Prohibition) in the general election.

1978

On November 7, 1978, Joe Biden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated James H. Baxter, Jr. (R) and Donald G. Gies (American Independent) in the general election.

1984

On November 6, 1984, Joe Biden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated John M. Burris (R) in the general election.

1990

On November 6, 1990, Joe Biden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated M. Jane Brady (R) and Lee Rosenbaum (L) in the general election.

1996

On November 5, 1996, Joe Biden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Raymond J. Clatworthy (R), Mark Jones (L) and Jacqueline Kossoff (Natural Law) in the general election.

2002

On November 5, 2002, Joe Biden won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Raymond J. Clatworthy (R), Raymond T. Buranello (L), Maurice Barros (Independent Party of Delaware), and Robert E. Mattson (Natural Law) in the general election.

2008

Biden also won re-election to his seat in the U.S. Senate in 2008, which he was forced to resign from on January 15, 2009 in order to take the office of U.S. vice president. On November 4, 2008, Joe Biden won re-election to United States Senate. He defeated Christine O’Donnell (R) in the general election.

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