Joe Biden is an American politician who had been a member of the U.S. Senate, representing Delaware from 1973 to 2009. He is among the youngest senators in United States and the longest-serving senator from Delaware. From 2009 to 2017, he had served as the vice president of the United States. Both terms were at the time when Barack Obama was the president of the United States. Currently, Biden has been chosen as the presumptive Democratic nominee to represent the party in 2020 United States presidential election. With the political situation in the United States currently in a state of turmoil, the fight for 2020 US president is expected to be a tough one. Biden had earlier sought Democratic nomination for president in 1988 and 2008.
Early life and education
Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 to Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. and Catherine Eugenia “Jean” Biden. He was born in Scranton city, located in the state of Pennsylvania. The family later shifted to Delaware, as Biden’s father was finding it difficult to make ends meet due to the economic decline of 1950s. Joe Biden studied at Archmere Academy and did his graduation from University of Delaware in 1965. He had graduated with a double major in history and political science. Biden also studied at Syracuse University College of Law from where he secured a law degree in 1968. In 1969, he became a member of the Delaware bar. In 1966, Biden had his first marriage with Neilia Hunter. After her wife’s death in an accident in 1972, Biden remarried Jill Tracy Jacobs in 1975.
Joe Biden was politically ambitious since a young age. He had once told his wife that he wanted to become a senator by age 30 and later the president of the United States. His first goal was fulfilled when he became one of the youngest senators in United States. He was only 29 years of age at that time. Biden is currently working on achieving his second goal of becoming the president of the United States. He had wanted to run for 2017 US president, but is said to have been convinced by Barack Obama to step back, as Hillary Clinton seemed like a better choice at that time.
Throughout his political career, Biden has spoken about a number of issues of national and international importance. He has openly supported the fight against climate change and said that America should be part of the Paris Agreement. Other key stands taken by Joe Biden include support for healthcare for the poor, easy immigration policies, gun control measures, anti-terrorist legislation, women’s rights, economic reforms, taxation reforms, and LGBTQ rights.
Joe Biden likes football, skiing and motorcycle jumping. He is an auto enthusiast and likes to watch movies. One of his favorite desserts is ice cream.