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Born            November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Birth Name     Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.

Nicknames     Big-hearted Joe Uncle Joe Amtrak Joe

                       Sleepy Joe Sloppy Joe Mr.Magoo

Height             6' (1.83 m)

Joe Biden

Spouse          Jill Biden Nellie Hunter

Trade Mark    Aviator sunglasses


Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. He is an actor, known for John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls (2018), The Cancer Moonshot Story and Lorena (2019). 


He has been married to Jill Biden since June 17, 1977. They have one child. He was previously married to Nellie Hunter.

 

Biden's father was initially wealthy but had suffered several financial setbacks by the time Biden was born; for several years the family lived with Biden's maternal grandparents. Scranton fell into economic decline during the 1950s and Biden's father could not find steady work. 


Beginning in 1953, the family lived for several years in an apartment in Claymont, Delaware, and then moved to a house in Wilmington, Delaware. Joe Biden Sr. later became a successful used car salesman, maintaining the family a middle-class lifestyle.

 

At the Archmere Academy in Claymont, Biden was a standout halfback and wide receiver on the high school football team;  he also played baseball. A poor student but a natural leader, he was class president in his junior and senior years. He graduated in 1961.

 

At the University of Delaware in Newark, Biden briefly played freshman football and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965 with a double major in history and political science, and a minor in English. He had a C average and was ranked 506th in his class of 688.

 

Biden has a stutter, which has improved since his early twenties. He says he has reduced it by reciting poetry before a mirror, but it has been suggested that it affected his performance in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential debates.

 

Biden does not drink alcohol because, he has said, "There are enough alcoholics in my family.

 

First marriage, law school, and early career

 

Biden in the University of Delaware's 1965 yearbook

On August 27, 1966, Biden married Neilia Hunter, a student at Syracuse University, after overcoming her parents' reluctance for her to wed a Roman Catholic; the ceremony was held in a Catholic church in Skaneateles, New York. They had three children: Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III Robert Hunter Biden, and Naomi Christina "Amy" Biden

 

In 1968, Biden received a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, ranked 76th in his class of 85, and was admitted to the Delaware bar in 1969. While in school, he received student draft deferments, and afterward was classified as unavailable for military service due to asthma.

 

In 1968, Biden clerked at a Wilmington law firm headed by prominent local Republican William Prickett and, he later said, "thought of himself as a Republican". He disliked incumbent Democratic Delaware governor Charles L. Terry's conservative racial politics and supported a more liberal Republican, Russell W. Peterson, who defeated Terry in 1968.

Biden was recruited by local Republicans but registered as an Independent because of his distaste for Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon.

 

In 1969, Biden practiced law first as a public defender and then at a firm headed by a locally active Democrat who named him to the Democratic Forum, a group trying to reform and revitalize the state party; Biden subsequently re registered as a Democrat.


He and another attorney also formed a law firm. Corporate law, however, did not appeal to him, and criminal law did not pay well. He supplemented his income by managing properties.

 

Later that year Biden was elected to a county council seat in a usually Republican district of New Castle County, Delaware, running on a liberal platform that included support for public housing in the suburbs.


He served on the council, while still practicing law, until 1972. He opposed large highway projects that might disrupt Wilmington neighborhoods.

 

1972 U.S. Senate campaign

Main article: 1972 United States Senate election in Delaware

 

Biden in 1973

In 1972, Biden defeated Republican incumbent J. Caleb Boggs to become the junior U.S. senator from Delaware. He was the only Democrat willing to challenge Boggs; his campaign had almost no money, and he was given no chance of winning.

Family members managed and staffed the campaign, which relied on meeting voters face-to-face and hand-distributing position papers, an approach made feasible by Delaware's small size.


He received some help from the AFL–CIO and Democratic pollster Pat Caddell. His platform focused on withdrawal from Vietnam, the environment, civil rights, mass transit, more equitable taxation, health care, and public dissatisfaction with "politics as usual". 


A few months before the election Biden trailed Boggs by almost thirty percentage points, but his energy, attractive young family, and ability to connect with voters' emotions worked to his advantage, and he won with 50.5 percent of the vote.

 

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Death of wife and daughter

On December 18, 1972, Biden's wife Neilia and their one-year-old daughter Amy were killed in an automobile accident in Hockessin, Delaware. Biden's sons Beau and Hunter respectively suffered a broken leg and a minor skull fracture, but doctors predicted they would recover fully.


Biden considered resigning to care for them, but Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield persuaded him not to.

 

United States Senate (1973–2009)

 

Biden and his second wife, Jill, met in 1975 and married in 1977.

Biden was sworn in on January 5, 1973, by secretary of the Senate Francis R. Valeo at the Delaware Division of the Wilmington Medical Center; present were Beau, Hunter, and other family. At 30, he was the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history.

 

To see his sons every day, Biden commuted by train between his Delaware home and Washington, D.C. — 90 minutes each way — and maintained this habit throughout his 36 years in the Senate. But the accident had filled him with anger and religious doubt. He wrote later that he "felt God had played a horrible trick" on him, and he had trouble focusing on work.

 

Biden credits his second wife, teacher Jill Tracy Jacobs, with the renewal of his interest in politics and life; they met in 1975 on a blind date arranged by Biden's brother and were married at the United Nations chapel in New York on June 17, 1977. 

They are Roman Catholics and attend Mass at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine in Greenville, Delaware. Their daughter Ashley Blazer born 1981 is a social worker.

 

Beau Biden became an Army Judge Advocate serving in the Iraq War, and later Delaware Attorney General; he died of brain cancer in 2015. Hunter Biden is a Washington attorney and lobbyist.

 

Early Senate activities

 

Biden with President Jimmy Carter

 

Biden shaking hands with President Ronald Reagan, 1984.


During his early years in the Senate, Biden focused on consumer protection and environmental issues and called for greater government accountability. In 1974, Time magazine named him one of the 200 Faces for the Future. In a 1974 interview, he described himself as liberal on civil rights and liberties, senior citizens' concerns and healthcare but conservative on other issues, including abortion and the military conscription.

 

Biden became a ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1981. In 1984, he was a Democratic floor manager for the successful passage of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act; over time, the law's tough-on-crime provisions became controversial and in 2019, Biden called his role in passing the bill a "big mistake". 


His supporters praised him for modifying some of the law's worst provisions, and it was his most important legislative accomplishment to that time. He gained notice for speeches he gave that year that simultaneously scolded and encouraged Democrats.

 

In 1993, Biden voted for a provision that deemed homosexuality incompatible with military life, thereby banning gays from serving in the armed forces. In 1996, he voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibited the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, thereby barring individuals in such marriages from equal protection under federal law and allowing states to do the same; in 2015, the act was ruled unconstitutional in Obergefell v. Hodges.


In his first decade in the Senate, Biden focused on arms control. After Congress failed to ratify the SALT II Treaty signed in 1979 by Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev and President Jimmy Carter, Biden met with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko to communicate American concerns, and secured changes that addressed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's objections. 


When the Reagan administration wanted to interpret the 1972 SALT I treaty loosely to allow development of the Strategic Defense Initiative, Biden argued for strict adherence to the treaty.


He received considerable attention when he excoriated Secretary of State George Shultz at a Senate hearing for the Reagan administration's support of South Africa despite its continued policy of apartheid.

 

Opposition to busing

In the mid-1970s, Biden was one of the Senate's leading opponents of race-integration busing. His Delaware constituents strongly opposed it, and such opposition nationwide later led his party to mostly abandoned school integration policies.

 

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