Politician

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Born:

Joe Biden is an American Politician and served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017 Born on November 20, 1942, In U.S.

Family Background:

He is the son of Joseph R. Biden Sr. and Catherine Eugenia Finnegan. His father was a used car salesman who also cleaned furnaces for extra income. He is the eldest of four children of his parents.

Personal Life:

On August 27, 1966, He married Neilia Hunter, when he was a law student. The couple had three children, Two sons, and One daughter. Neilia and their daughter died in a tragic accident in 1972. 

Education:

He had attended the Archmere Academy in Claymont and graduated in 1961. Then he moved to the University of Delaware, Where He studied history and political science. 

Career:

He had moved to Delaware to embark on a legal career and began practicing at a law firm. During this time he had also become active on the political scene as a member of the Democratic Party and in 1970 He had elected to the New Castle County Council. At 29, He had the fifth-youngest U.S. senator elected in the nation’s history. The next few years had very difficult for him as he had managed his political career along with his responsibilities as a single parent to his boys. In Spite of his personal struggles, He had fulfilled his political duties diligently and gained the respect of his colleagues. He had once unsuccessfully pursued the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988. Two decades later, He once again declared his candidacy for president in 2007. But, He did not gain much support and dropped out of the race. The Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama had friendly relations with Biden and respected him for his years of political experience. He selected Biden to be his running mate in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. The Obama-Biden ticket won the election. On January 20, 2009, Obama had been sworn in as the 44th U.S. President and Biden assumed office as the 47th Vice President. Biden played a major role in helping the president stabilize the American economy in the wake of the global economic recession. 

Joe Biden

Unknown Facts:

  • Joseph Robinette Biden Jr is his full name.
  • He was a talented football player. 

Master Stroke:

  • He was elected to the Senate at age 29 but turned the constitutionally required age of 30 before being sworn in.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1976, He received honorary degrees from several prestigious institutions including the University of Scranton.
  • In 2005, He had received the George Arents Pioneer Medal.
  • In 2009, He received The Golden Medal of Freedom. 

What can we learn from Him?

Like Joe Biden, We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

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