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Joe Biden

Joe Biden

 

JOE BIDEN

 

  • Biden was born on November 20, 1942 to Catherine Eugenia Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. (November 13, 1915 – September 2, 2002).
  • Biden’s father was wealthy but had suffered several financial setbacks by the time his son was born. In 1953, the Bidens moved into an apartment in Claymont, Delaware, where they lived for several years before again moving to a house in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Joe Biden Sr. later became a successful used car salesman, maintaining the family’s middle-class lifestyle.Biden attended the Archmere Academy in Claymont.
EDUCATION

 

  • He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1965 from the University of Delaware, with a double major in history and political science.
  • He told her he aimed to become a senator by the age of 30 and then president.He then entered Syracuse University College of Law, later saying that he found law school “the biggest bore in the world“.
  • Biden received his Juris Doctor in 1968,graduating 76th of 85 in his class. He was admitted to the Delaware bar in 1969.
THE RISING

 

  • He has had a problem with stuttering throughout his life, especially in his childhood and his early twenties, and says he has helped reduce the problem by spending many hours reciting poetry in front of a mirror.
  • In 1969, Biden resumed practicing law in Wilmington and Biden registered as a Democrat. He also started his own firm, Biden and Walsh.
  • He served on the County Council from 1970 to 1972 while continuing his private law practice. Biden’s candidacy in the 1972 U.S. Senate election in Delaware presented an unusual circumstance.
TRAGEDY

 

  • On December 18, 1972, a few weeks after the election, Biden’s wife and one-year-old daughter Naomi were killed in an automobile accident.
  • Biden’s sons Beau and Hunter survived the accident.Doctors soon said both would make full recoveries.Biden considered resigning to care for them,but Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield persuaded him not to. SENATOR(1973 – 2009)
  • At age 30 (the minimum age required to hold the office), Biden became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history, and one of only 18 who took office before turning 31.
  • Biden met his second wife, Jill, in 1975, and they married in 1977.
  • During his first years in the Senate, Biden focused on consumer protection and environmental issues and called for greater government accountability
 SENATOR(1973 – 2009)

 

  • Biden was a longtime member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He chaired it from 1987 to 1995 and served as ranking minority member from 1981 to 1987 and from 1995 to 1997.
  • Biden was involved in crafting many federal crime laws. He spearheaded the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, also known as the Biden Crime Law, which included the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which expired in 2004 after its ten-year sunset period and was not renewed
  • As chairman of the International Narcotics Control Caucus, Biden wrote the laws that created the U.S. “Drug Czar”, who oversees and coordinates national drug control policy. SENATOR(1973 – 2009)
  • Biden was a longtime member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He chaired it from 1987 to 1995 and served as ranking minority member from 1981 to 1987 and from 1995 to 1997.
  • Biden was involved in crafting many federal crime laws. He spearheaded the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, also known as the Biden Crime Law, which included the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which expired in 2004 after its ten-year sunset period and was not renewed
  • As chairman of the International Narcotics Control Caucus, Biden wrote the laws that created the U.S. “Drug Czar”, who oversees and coordinates national drug control policy.
SENATOR

 

  • Biden was a longtime member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In 1997, he became the ranking minority member and chaired the committee in January 2001 and from June 2001 to 2003.
  • When Democrats retook control of the Senate after the 2006 elections, Biden again assumed the top spot on the committee
  • Following his first election in 1972, Biden was reelected to six more Senate terms, in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, and 2008, usually getting about 60% of the vote.[He did not face strong opposition.
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN – 2008

 

  • He declared his candidacy for president on January 31, 2007, after having discussed running for months.
  • Overall, Biden had difficulty raising funds, struggled to draw people to his rallies, and failed to gain traction against the high-profile candidacies of Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton; he never rose above single digits in national polls of the Democratic candidates.
  • Having gotten to know each other during 2007, Obama appreciated Biden’s campaigning style and appeal to working-class voters, and Biden said he became convinced that Obama was “the real deal”.
VICE PRESIDENT

 

  • Shortly following Biden’s withdrawal from the presidential race, Obama privately told him that he was interested in finding an important place for Biden in his administration.
  • On August 22, 2008, Obama announced that Biden would be his running mate • Biden was officially nominated for vice president on August 27 by voice vote at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver
  • On November 4, 2008, Obama was elected president and Biden was elected vice president.
VICE PRESIDENT – FIRST TERM(2009 – 13)

 

  • Soon after the election, he was appointed chairman of president-elect Obama’s transition team. At noon on January 20, 2009, Biden became the 47th vice president of the United States
  • Biden said Iraq “could be one of the great achievements of this administration“ Biden was also in charge of the oversight role for infrastructure spending from the Obama stimulus package intended to help counteract the ongoing recession.
  • Biden was inaugurated to a second term on January 20, 2013.
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

 

  • Between 2016 and 2019, media outlets often mentioned Biden as a likely candidate for president in 2020. A political action committee known as Time for Biden was formed in January 2018, seeking Biden’s entry into the race.
  • Biden said he would decide whether to run or not by January 2019,He launched his campaign on April 25, 2019.He chose Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as his campaign headquarters.
  • Throughout 2019, Biden led his Democratic rivals in the national polls and was widely considered the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primaries.
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

 

  • But after disappointing showings in the Iowa and New Hampshire primary contests in early 2020, he fell to second place behind Bernie Sanders in mid-February.
  • With the suspension of the campaign of Bernie Sanders on April 8, 2020, Biden became the presumptive nominee for the presidential election.