Biography of Joe Biden
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. was born November 20, 1942 and served as the 47th Vice President of the United States of America.
Joe Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He lived in Scranton for ten years before moving to Delaware. Biden first became an attorney in 1969. Soon after, he was elected to a county council. In 1972, he was elected to the Senate and became the fifth-youngest Senator in U.S. History. He was re-elected to the Senate in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, and 2002, and has served for the sixth-longest period among then-current senators.
Biden served as a long time member of the Foreign Relations Committee,including a period of chairman. His strong advocacy of foreign relations helped bring about U.S. military assistance and intervention in the Bosnian War. Biden voted in favor of the Iraq War Resolution, but later proposed resolutions to alter U.S. strategy. He has served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he dealt with issues related to drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties, and led creation of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and Violence Against Women Act. He also chaired the Judiciary Committee during the U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas.
Biden sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2008, but both times dropping out early in the process. Barack Obama selected Biden to be the Democratic Party nominee for Vice President for the 2008 U.S. election. Biden was the first Roman Catholic Vice President and the first Vice President from Delaware.
Also check out Joe Biden quotes