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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 20 November 1942Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameJoseph Robinette Biden Jr.
Nickname Big-hearted Joe
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. He has been married to Jill Biden since June 17, 1977. They have one child. He was previously married to Neilia Hunter.

Spouse (2)

Jill Biden (17 June 1977 - present) (1 child)
Neilia Hunter (27 August 1966 - 18 December 1972) (her death) (3 children)

Trivia (14)

U.S. Senator from Delaware, 3 January 1973-1915 January 2009. Resigned from office to become US vice president on January 20. He had been reelected senator and elected vice president in November 2008.
Son of a car dealer in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Survived a cerebral aneurysm in 1988.
Third youngest man ever elected Senator in U.S. history (several weeks before his 30th birthday). His wife and small daughter were killed in a car crash around the same time.
Attended Syracuse University.
Sought the Democratic nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America in 1987, but had to drop out in September of that year when it came to light that he had lifted part of a speech given by British politician Neil Kinnock during his campaign. It was an aide to fellow presidential candidate (and eventual Democratic nominee for 1988) Michael Dukakis who leaked videotapes of Biden giving that controversial speech.
Attended the University of Delaware.
Was sworn in as the 47th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 2009.
Never drinks alcohol, citing a history of alcoholism in his family. Claims to be dry his entire life.
Father of Beau Biden.
His mother, Jean Finnegan Biden, died on January 8, 2010 at the age of 92.
Father of daughter, Ashley Blazer Biden (born in 1980) and father-in-law of Dr. Howard David Brein (born in 1967).
His address at the 2012 Democratic Convention was the most watched speech of either party's convention, including those of the Presidential candidates themselves.
One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. (2013).

Personal Quotes (5)

I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying one another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. (May 6, 2012)
All politics is local. All politics is personal. In the neighborhood where I come from, where these folks come from, everybody knows they've got to chip in. What they don't like is turning around and finding they are being played for a sucker.
[on Republicans in Congress] These guys wouldn't even let us put back to work 400,000 teachers, firefighters and cops by a 0.5% tax on the first dollar after the first million you made. C'mon, man.
[observation, January 2013] There is nothing that has pricked the consciousness of the American people more than the image people have of little six-year-old kids riddled - not shot, but riddled, riddled - with bullet holes in their classroom.
[on the 20th anniversary of the 'Violence Against Women Act', 2014] Since then, domestic -violence rates have dropped 64% and we've had fundamental reforms of state laws. And along the way we've changed the cultures. The American people have sent a message: you're a coward for raising a hand to a woman or a child - and you're complicit if you fail to condemn it.

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