Joe Biden

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Joe Biden
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Vice President of the United States
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
1987-1995
Prior offices
U.S. Senator from Delaware
1973-2009
Education
High schoolArchmere Academy
Bachelor'sUniversity of Delaware (1965)
J.D.Syracuse University Law School (1968)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 20, 1942
Place of birthScranton, Pennsylvania
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Joe Biden (b. November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the current Democratic Vice President of the United States. Biden and President Barack Obama were sworn in for their first terms of office on January 20, 2009.[1] He was sworn in for his 2nd term as vice president on January 20, 2013.[2] Biden was serving his 7th term as a U.S. Senator from Delaware before becoming vice president in 2009.[3]


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.[3]

Biography

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.[4] Biden then graduated from the University of Delaware before earning his law degree from the Syracuse University Law School in 1968.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Holder's academic, professional and political career:[4][3]

  • 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

Elections

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Biden won re-election in 2012 as Vice President of the United States on a ticket with Barack Obama.[5]

U.S. presidential election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarack 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
Total Votes 128,577,117 538
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.[6]

2008

Biden won the 2008 election as Vice President of the United States on a ticket with Barack Obama.[7]

U.S. presidential election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarack 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
Total Votes 131,071,135 538
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.[8]

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Personal

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.[4] 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.[4] Biden's son, Beau Biden, is the Delaware Attorney General.[3]

See also

External links

References

  1. The Telegraph, "Barack Obama inauguration: Joe Biden sworn in as vice-president," January 20, 2009 (accessed June 24, 2013)
  2. Planet Washington, "Biden officially sworn into office for a second term," January 20, 2013 (accessed June 24, 2013)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 CNN, "Joe Biden Fast Facts," January 22, 2013)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Biography.com, "Joe Biden Biography" (accessed June 24, 2013)
  5. The Cincinnati Herald, "Obama re-elected to historic second term," November 10, 2012
  6. FEC, "2012 Presidential Election Results," accessed June 24, 2013
  7. CNN, "Obama: This is your victory," November 5, 2008 (accessed June 24, 2013)
  8. FEC, "2008 Presidential Popular Vote Summary," accessed June 24, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1984," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1978," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1972," accessed March 28, 2013