Joe Biden Biography

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.. (born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, 20 November 1942; age 69 years) is an elected Vice President of the United States, United States politician and lawyer from Wilmington, Delaware. He is a member of the Democratic Party and the senior Senator from Delaware, currently in the sixth term of office. He once ran for president in 1988 and 2008 election but resigned in both these occasions. On August 22, 2008, it was announced that Barack Obama has chosen Biden as his vice presidential pair candidates in the 2008 presidential election.

Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, from the family of Joseph R. Biden, Sr.. and Catherine Eugenia Finnegan. He was the eldest of four siblings and grew up with the Roman Catholic religion. This family moved to Delaware when Joe Biden was 10 years old. In 1961, he graduated from Archmere Academy in Claymont, and in 1965 from the University of Delaware in Newark. He then went on to study at Syracuse University College of Law, graduating in 1968.

In 1966 he married Neilia Hunter. They had three children, Joseph R. III (Beau), Robert Hunter, and Naomi. His wife and infant son who was killed in a car accident shortly after he was elected senator in 1972. The second son also suffered severe injuries in the incident. In 1977, Biden married Jill Tracy Jacobs. They had one child, Ashley.

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