Joe Biden is a seasoned American politician who has served as a United States Senator from Delaware, Vice President of the United States, and is currently the 46th President of the United States. He was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Joseph Biden Sr. and Catherine Biden. Biden was the eldest of four siblings and grew up in a Catholic household. Biden’s father was a used car salesman and his mother was a homemaker.
Biden attended the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School, where he graduated in 1968. He was admitted to the Delaware bar the same year and began practicing law in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden was elected to the New Castle County Council in 1970 and served on the council for two years before being elected to the United States Senate in 1972.
Biden became one of the youngest senators in American history, winning his first election at the age of 29. He served as a senator from Delaware for 36 years, during which he became known for his work on issues such as arms control, criminal justice reform, and women’s rights. He also served as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Biden’s reputation as a foreign policy expert was established during his tenure as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He played a key role in shaping U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War and was a leading advocate for arms control and nuclear nonproliferation. Biden was also instrumental in shaping U.S. policy toward the Balkans, and he was a strong supporter of NATO expansion.
In 2008, Biden was selected by then-Senator Barack Obama as his running mate in the presidential election. The Obama-Biden ticket won the election, and Biden served as Vice President for two terms, becoming the first Catholic to hold the position. During his tenure as Vice President, Biden played a key role in shaping U.S. foreign policy, particularly with respect to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. He also championed the cause of gun control and advocated for the Affordable Care Act, which is commonly known as Obamacare.
In 2020, Biden announced his candidacy for President of the United States, running on a platform of unity, decency, and restoring the soul of the nation. He won the Democratic nomination and defeated incumbent President Donald Trump in the November election, becoming the oldest person ever to be elected president in the United States.
During his first few months in office, Biden has focused on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuilding the economy, and addressing racial inequality and police reform. He has also taken action on climate change, immigration reform, and gun control. His administration has already made significant strides in distributing vaccines, implementing economic relief programs, and rejoining international climate accords.
Throughout his career, Biden has been known for his empathy and personal touch, often reaching out to people in difficult circumstances and using his own experiences of tragedy and loss to connect with others. In 1972, Biden lost his first wife, Neilia Biden, and infant daughter, Naomi, in a car accident while his two sons, Beau and Hunter, were seriously injured. Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015 at the age of 46. Biden’s experiences with loss and grief have shaped his worldview and approach to politics.
Biden has been married to his second wife, Jill Biden, since 1977, and they have one daughter, Ashley. He has several grandchildren, and family has been an important aspect of his life and political career. Biden’s approach to politics has been characterized by his personal touch and ability to connect with people from all walks of life, which has helped him build a broad coalition of.