46. Joseph R. Biden

“Amtrak JOE”


Presidential Basics

  • Full name: Joseph R. Biden
  • Years in office: 2021 –
  • Political party: Democratic
  • Vice president: Kamala Harris
  • Age at inauguration: 78
  • Nicknames: “Amtrak Joe”

Random Trivia

  • A stutter: Joe Biden struggled his whole life with a stuttering problem. He recited poetry in the mirror to lessen the stutter.

Birth & Death

  • Birthday: November 20, 1942
  • Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Death: Still living

Family

  • Father: Joseph Robinette Biden Sr.; Businessman, car salesman
  • Mother: Catherine Eugenia “Jean” Finnegan Biden
  • First Wife: Neilia Hunter (1942–1972)
  • First Marriage: 1966-1972
  • Second Wife: Jill Jacobs (1951- )
  • Second Marriage: 1977-present
  • Kids: Four
    • From First Wife:
      • Joseph Robinette Biden III, Beau (1969-2015)
      • Robert Hunter (1970- )
      • Naomi Christina, Amy (1971-1972)
    • From Second Wife:
      • Ashley Blazer (1981- )
  • Home: Greenville, Delaware

Other Facts

  • Height: 6’0″
  • Ancestry: Irish, English, French
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Born in a log cabin: No
  • Owned enslaved people: No
  • Freemason: No

Education

  • College degree: Yes
  • College: University of Delaware, Syracuse University Law School (1968)

Career

  • Military Service: No
  • Lawyer: Yes
  • Lifeguard
  • Lawyer
  • US Senator
  • Vice President: Obama Administration (2009-2017)
  • President (2021-)

Writings

  • Promise Me Dad, A Year of Hope
  • Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics
  • Conversations with Joe
  • This Is America’s Day: Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. January 20, 2021

Election

A record number of voters cast ballots in the 2020 election. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more voters than ever before voted by mail-in ballot and early voting. The election was a contentious one, and continued to be even after the results were certified. Outgoing President Trump claimed voter and election fraud, instilling doubt in the democratic process that climaxed with an insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6th, 2021.


Campaign Poster

Biden Harris Campaign Poster, image from Wikimedia Commons


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