The life of Joe Biden

He's now the front-runner of the Democratic primary. This is the life of Joe Biden.

A frontrunner for the 2020 presidential election

He was Barack Obama’s Vice President. He lived through multiple tragedies. Donald Trump calls him "Sleepy Joe." This is Joe Biden.

Joseph Robinette Biden was born in 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania

He was the first of four children. As a child, he was bullied by classmates over his stutter. At 10, he moved to Delaware and later attended the prestigious Archmere Academy prep school. During his adolescence, his role models were Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy. At 22, he met Neilia Hunter on spring break. They married the next year and had 3 children.

In 1965, he earned a B.A. from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science

Three years later, he earned a law degree from Syracuse University. He started practicing law at a firm in Wilmington, Delaware while also working part-time as a public defender. At 29, he became the 5th youngest senator in US history, representing Delaware. 6 weeks later, tragedy struck. He revealed, “While I was in Washington hiring staff, I got a phone call. My wife and three children were Christmas shopping, a tractor trailer broadsided them and killed my wife and killed my daughter. And they weren’t sure that my sons would live.” On January 5th, 1973, he was sworn into the Senate from his son Beau’s hospital room. In order to take care of his sons, he stayed in Delaware and commuted daily to Washington, earning the nickname "Amtrak Joe."

36 years in the U.S. Senate

He spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate chairing multiple committees and overseeing major national moments— like the Clarence Thomas hearings. He pushed for a drug sentencing law that became controversial for its racial disparities. At 33, he met Jill Tracy Jacobs. They married 2 years later, after his sons told him it was time. In 1980, he became a dad for the fourth time with the birth of Ashley.

Climate change pioneer and presidential candidate

In 1987, he became a climate change pioneer by introducing the Global Climate Protection Act. At 45, he ran for president for the first time, but dropped out after suffering a life-threatening brain aneurysm. In 2007, he ran again but dropped out as the race became dominated by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In 2008, he was announced as Obama’s running mate. As Vice President, he became known for his folksiness and frequent gaffs. But he was also very involved in the administration’s foreign policy. In 2015, his son, Beau, succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 46. One year later, Obama placed Biden in charge of the Cancer Moonshot — a bold initiative to "end cancer as we know it." At 74, Obama surprised him with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On April 19, 2019, he announced his candidacy for President. Biden is running a campaign based on returning to the Obama years. He’s advocating for reform of the system, not revolution.


03/04/2020 12:58 PMupdated: 08/19/2020 12:15 PM


  • Perci B.
    3 days

    At this late and final stages of his life and being a true and devout catholic, Joeke Hiden supposed to be the first to condone frauds and irregularities of any kinds that happened this election. Deep in his minds and heart, he very well knows not trustworthy happened in the eyes of God and surely he find so hard to think about this and can find this interesting how he can sleep well on this.

  • Lency J.
    3 days

    The devil

  • Mary A.
    11/20/2020 21:07

    A magnificent man.

  • May M.
    11/17/2020 01:11

    I am sooo happy that a really good man has got in the same as Barack ya are absolutely amazing god people and yz will bring back the American doesn’t matter if all they good folk voted for trumpet.the great lord of America will forgive and look after everyone of yz but please look after your country and as yz say too the world wee are Americans.stop praying too a false idol.and am from Scotland and I think that’s in the book 📖.

  • Chris J.
    11/14/2020 23:47

    This man is going to stitch you up big time.

  • Debbie R.
    11/13/2020 06:45

    Hope you all enjoy the massive protest.. ALL the truckers are e on strike..stay home and enjoy the victory.. stores Will be closed, restaurants closed, had station to..want got it..have fun ya dingbats

  • Timothy T.
    11/12/2020 17:42


  • Randa W.
    11/09/2020 14:13

    Sleepy Joe is a Far better man that Bafoon Donald trump will ever hope to be.

  • Randa W.
    11/09/2020 14:12

    I just love him more .

  • Carin M.
    11/08/2020 12:07

  • David S.
    11/07/2020 22:42

    He's not my uncle...

  • Danny C.
    11/07/2020 18:03

    He still lying as usual

  • Malcolm M.
    11/07/2020 16:50

    CNN just announced Joe Biden the 46th President of the United State of America. Congrats.

  • Daahir C.
    11/06/2020 22:01

    Amazing president of United states of America good bless America Joe Biden I believe he gonna be president trump shame on you

  • Felipe B.
    10/16/2020 04:57

    Nursing homes are now available

  • Bilawal A.
    10/11/2020 06:55

  • Henry M.
    10/08/2020 18:00

    Could you imagine if he wins he'll get the nuclear code. Trump was supposed to start a war. And he is nominated for 3 Nobel Prize.

  • Mayi L.
    10/04/2020 10:43

    You guys should vote for him

  • David W.
    10/01/2020 08:10

    Another corrupt career politician accomplishing nothing, who's only skill is staying in power.

  • Dirk v.
    09/30/2020 17:40

    Why did you wear a microphone kit during the debate joe? And what happened to all your rasist rubbish you used to spew joe? You know, the thing man, the thing is you're a puppet man, come on man.

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