of the United States)
Biden Political Career
Biden's Political Career, Business Career and
1968-1972: Worked as an attorney in
1970: Defeated Republican Lawrence T.
Messick with 55% of the vote in election to the New Castle County
1970-1972: Served as a member of the New
Castle County Council (in Delaware)
1972: Ran for the U.S. Senate seat from
Delaware, and defeated Republican incumbent Senator J. Caleb
Boggs. Biden defeated Boggs by only 3,162 votes in an upset
victory. Biden was then 29 years old.
1978: Won re-election to the U.S. Senate
by defeating Republican challenger James H. Baxter, Jr. Biden won
59% of the vote.
1984: Won re-election to the U.S. Senate
by defeating Republican challenger John M. Burris. Biden won 60%
of the vote.
1987: Joe Biden ran for the1988
Democratic Presidential Nomination. He entered the race June 9,
1987, but ended his campaign on September 23, 1987 due to
controversy over his alleged copying of speeches by British
politician Neil Kinnock, then leader of the British Labour Party.
Biden also lifted lines from speeches by other well-known American
Democrats Robert Kennedy and by Hubert H. Humphrey. News also came
out that Biden had plagiarized part of a paper in his first year
at Syracuse University School of Law in 1965.
1990: Won re-election to the U.S. Senate
by defeating Republican challenger M. Jane Brady. Biden won 62% of
1996: Won re-election to the U.S. Senate
by defeating Republican challenger Ray Clatworthy. Biden won 60%
of the vote.
2002: Won re-election to the U.S. Senate
by defeating Republican challenger Ray Clatworthy for a second
time. Biden won 58% of the vote.
2007-2008: Joe Biden announed his
candidacy for the 2008 Democratic Presidential Nomination. He
entered the race January 7, 2007. Biden dropped out of the race on
January 3, 2008, after winning less than 1% of the vote in the
2008: Chosen by Barack Obama to be his
running-mate, Joe Biden goes on to win election as Vice-President
of the United States.
2008: Won re-election to the U.S. Senate
by defeating Republican challenger Christine O'Donnell for a
second time. Biden won 64% of the vote. Bidn then resigned from
the Senate to take office as Vice-President.
2009-2017: Vice-President of the United
2012: Joe Biden was re-nominated as the
Democratic candidate for the Vice-Presidency.
2012: On October 11,
Vice-President Joe Biden engaged in the sole vice-presidential
debate with Republian running mate Paul
November 6, 2012--President Obama and
Vice-President Joe Biden win second terms in the 2012
2019-2020-Candidate for the 2020
Democratic Presidential Nomination
2020-Democratic nominee of the Democratic
Party for the office of President
August 11, 2020--Joe Biden
announced his selection of Senator Kamala Harris (D-California)
as his running mate.
I have the great honor to announce
that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris
— a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the
country’s finest public servants — as my running
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden)
2020-On November 7, 2020, four days after
the November 3, 2020 vote, Joseph R. Biden was declared the winner
of the 2020 Election. He will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021
as the 46th President of the United States.
Biden with President Barack Obama
Joe Biden during the
1988 Presidential Campaign
Joe Biden's First Wife
and Children (one month before the death of Neilia and Naomi
Biden Personal Information:
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (born
November 20, 1942)
Joe Biden Family:
Joe Biden's Spouse(s):
Neilia Hunter (b. July 28,
1942; married 1966; died Dec. 18,
Jill Jacobs (married
Joe Biden's Children:
Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III
(1969-2015)-with Neilia Hunter Biden
Robert Hunter Biden (b. 1970)-with
Neilia Hunter Biden
(1971-1972)-with Neilia Hunter Biden
Ashley Blazer Biden (b. 1981)
-with Jill Jacobs Biden
Notes on Joe Biden's
Only a few weeks after his upset Senate
election victory in 1972, a traffic accident killed his wife,
Neilia, and their 18-month old daughter, Naomi. Their two sons
were critically injured. Biden took his first Senate Oath of
Office in his sons' hospital room. To care for his sons, Joe
Biden commuted every day by train between the family home in
Delaware, and his job in Washington D.C. Until his election as
Vice-President, he had never actually lived in or near
Washington D.C., unlike most politicians.
On May 30, 2015, Joe Biden's son Beau passed
away due to brain cancer. His health had been a concern since
2010, when he suffered a mild stroke that did not affect his
speech nor his physical abilities.
Beau Biden was diagnosed with the cancer in
2013, Beau Biden underwent surgery to remove a lesion from his
brain. Biden's health seemed in decline for a short period in
the Spring of 2015, as the cancer returned. He passed away on
May 30, 2015, surrounded by his family. Beau Biden was 46 years
old. He was a former Attorney General of Deleware and a veteran
of the Iraq War. He was in the process of running for the
position of Governor of Deleware. Beau's death affected his
father and had a major impact on Joe Biden's decision to not
run for president in 2016.
Beau Biden is the first child of a sitting
president or vice-president to die since President Kennedy's
newborn son Patrick Kennedy passed away in 1963.
Joe Biden's Educaton:
1965: B.A., University of Delaware,
History and Poltical Science
1968: J.D., Syracuse University
Joe Biden's Religion:
the Type of High School Attended by Presidential and
Vice-Presidential Candidates Matter?
Vice-President's Official Website
Biden, Vice President Joe Biden’s Son, Dies at
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