|Vice President of the United States|
|Years in position||5|
|United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary|
|U.S. Senator from Delaware|
|High school||Archmere Academy|
|Bachelor's||University of Delaware (1965)|
|J.D.||Syracuse University Law School (1968)|
|Birthday||November 20, 1942|
|Place of birth||Scranton, Pennsylvania|
Biden began his career in politics serving on the New Castle, Delaware county council in 1970 before defeating incumbent senator, J. Caleb Boggs (R), for his seat in the United States Senate.
Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, but when he was 13 years old, the family moved to Mayfield, Delaware. He attended St. Helena School before gaining acceptance to the Archmere Academy for whom he worked odd jobs to help his family pay tuition. Biden then graduated from the University of Delaware before earning his law degree from the Syracuse University Law School in 1968.
- 1965: Graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in history and political science
- 1968: Earned law degree from Syracuse University Law School
- 1968-1970: Defense attorney in Wilmington, Delaware
- 1970-1972: New Castle County Council member
- 1973-2009: United States Senator representing Delaware
- 2009-Present: United States Vice President under Barack Obama
|U.S. presidential election, 2012|
|Party||Candidate||Vote %||Votes||Electoral votes|
|Democratic||Barack Obama/Joe Biden Incumbent||51.3%||65,899,660||332|
|Republican||Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan||47.4%||60,932,152||206|
|Libertarian||Gary Johnson/Jim Gray||1%||1,275,804||0|
|Green||Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala||0.4%||469,501||0|
|Election Results Via: FEC official election results|
Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Roseanne Barr, Rocky Anderson, Thomas Hoefling, Jerry Litzel, Jeff Boss, Merlin Miller, Randall Terry, Jill Reed, Richard Duncan, Andre Barnett, Chuck Baldwin, Barbara Washer, Tom Stevens, Virgil Goode, Will Christensen, Stewart Alexander, James Harris, Jim Carlson, Sheila Tittle, Peta Lindsay, Gloria La Riva, Jerry White, Dean Morstad and Jack Fellure.
Biden won the 2008 election as Vice President of the United States on a ticket with Barack Obama.
|U.S. presidential election, 2008|
|Party||Candidate||Vote %||Votes||Electoral votes|
|Democratic||Barack Obama/Joe Biden||53%||69,498,516||365|
|Republican||John McCain/Sarah Palin||45.7%||59,948,323||173|
|Peace and Freedom||Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez||0.6%||739,034||0|
|Libertarian||Bob Barr/Wayne Allyn Root||0.4%||523,715||0|
|Constitution||Chuck Baldwin/Darrell Castle||0.2%||199,750||0|
|Green||Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente||0.1%||161,797||0|
|Election Results Via: Archives.gov official election results|
Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Alan Keyes, Ron Paul, Gloria La Riva, Brian Moore, Roger Calero, Richard Duncan, James Harris, Charles Jay, John Joseph Polachek, Frank Edward McEnulty, Jeffrey J. Wamboldt, Thomas Robert Stevens, Gene C. Amondson, Jeffrey Jeff Boss, George Phillies, Ted Weill, Jonathan E. Allen and Bradford Lyttle.
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Biden married Neilia Hunter in 1966 with whom he had three children. In December of 1972, Hunter and their only daughter were killed in a car accident that also critically injured their two sons. Biden was sworn into his first term in office by his son's hospital bed in January 1973. He re-married in 1977 to Jill Jacobs, with whom Biden has a daughter. Biden's son, Beau Biden, is the Delaware Attorney General.
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