Biden, Joe

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May 28, 2022

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (Eng. Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.; born November 20, 1942, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American statesman and political figure, a member of the Democratic Party. The current President of the United States since January 20, 2021. Formerly 47th Vice President of the United States from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017. Prior to being elected vice president, he was a senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009. He grew up in Scranton (Pennsylvania) and New Castle (Delaware), studied at the University of Delaware, in 1968 received a law degree from Syracuse University. In 1970, he was elected to the New Castle District Council, and a year later, at the age of 29, he was elected to the US Senate from Delaware. Biden was a longtime member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and also served as its chairman. He opposed the Gulf War in 1991, supported the expansion of the NATO alliance in Eastern Europe and NATO's involvement in the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, as well as the US invasion of Iraq. He ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in the 1988 and 2008 Democratic primaries. Biden has been successfully elected to the Senate six times. Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. As vice president, Biden took action to combat the global economic crisis that began in 2008, and also dealt with US foreign policy. In the 2020 presidential election, he was elected President of the United States.

Biography

Origin and early life

Joe Biden was born November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Parents: Father Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. (1915–2002) Mother Katherine Eugenia (Jean) Finnegan (1917–2010) He is the first of four children of a family that originated on the mother's side, according to various sources, from County Louth in Ireland, or from County Derry (now Northern Ireland). Joe Biden's paternal great-great-great-grandfather, William Biden, was born in Sussex, England, from where he emigrated to the United States. His maternal great-grandfather, Edward Francis Blewitt, was a member of the Pennsylvania Senate. Joe Biden has two brothers, James Bryan and Francis, and a sister, Valerie Owens. He studied at St. Helena's in Wilmington and then at Archmer Academy, a private preparatory school in Claymont, Delaware. Later he studied at the University of Delaware.