• Biography

Joe Biden is known as a former Delaware Senator and the United States vice president. He is most famous for being elected the 47th U.S. vice president with President Barack Obama in 2008.

Background

Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His father, Joseph Biden Sr., worked cleaning heaters and as a trade-in vehicle sales rep. His mom was Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan. Biden went to St. Paul's Elementary School in Scranton. In 1955, when he was 13 years of age, the family moved to Mayfield, Delaware a quickly developing white collar class network supported fundamentally by the local DuPont organization.

Marriage, Divorce, Wife, and Kids

Biden has been married to his second spouse, Jill Biden, since 1977. The couple's little girl, Ashley, was born in 1981. On May 30, 2015, Biden endured misfortune when his son Beau passed on at 46 years old, in the wake of doing combating brain cancer.

Following this catastrophe, Biden was thought of as an option to run for the Democratic party presidential nomination in October 2015. He quickly put the whispers to rest when he declared that he would not look for the 2016 Democratic nomination. In the White House Rose Garden with his significant other Jill and President Obama close by, Biden made his declaration, alluding to his son's death as the reason that he would not pursue a run at the office.

Career and Net Worth

When Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination after a hard-battled campaign against Hilary Clinton, he chose Joe Biden as his running mate. With his working-class roots, Biden helped the Obama campaign convey its message of financial recovery to swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. On November 2, 2008, Barack Obama and Joe Biden convincingly crushed the Republican ticket of Arizona Senator John McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. On January 20, 2009, Obama was confirmed as the 44th U.S. president and Biden turned into the 47th VP.

In 2019, Joe Biden announced his bid to run for president in 2020. In June 2019, he encountered some backlash when he said that he supported the Hyde Amendment which calls for the prohibition on government financing for premature births. After he lost support, he changed his stance and claimed that he no longer was backing it. Critics claimed that his change of heart was shallow and not a true reflection of his values. He claimed that he changed his mind because he did not endorse what Alabama did a month earlier when they banned abortins.

Date modified: May 14, 2020
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