Former Vice President Joe Biden is one of the most well-known and influential political figures in the United States. Here are 10 facts about Biden that you may not know.
1. Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
2. He attended the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School, graduating in 1968 with a degree in law.
3. Joe Biden was first elected to the United States Senate from Delaware in 1973 at age 29, becoming one of the youngest senators ever to serve in that office.
4. In 2008, he joined Barack Obama as his running-mate for President of the United States and they won their election campaign that November, becoming America’s 44th president and vice-president respectively.
5. During his time as Vice President under Obama’s administration, Biden took lead roles on key initiatives including economic stimulus, healthcare reform, and the US-led effort to combat climate change.
6. Over his decades of public service, Joe Biden has been awarded numerous awards and recognitions for his work in government, including Presidential Medals of Freedom and Distinguished Public Service Awards from the US Department of Defense.
7. On January 15th 2021 he was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States – becoming only the second Catholic to hold this office after John F Kennedy
8. He is also a published author with books such as ‘Promises to Keep’ and ‘Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack Obama’s Presidency’ being released over recent years.
9. Before entering politics Joe worked as a public defender and then went on to set up his own legal practice.
10. Joe Biden is married to Jill Jacobs and they have a daughter, Ashley, who currently serves in the US Navy Reserve. They also have two sons – Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015, and Hunter Biden. Joe’s late son Beau was previously Attorney General of Delaware from 2007 to 2015. Joe Biden’s family also includes a number of grandchildren.
Joe Biden is an experienced and well-respected public servant who has dedicated his life to making the world a better place. He will undoubtedly leave a lasting legacy during his time as President of the United States.