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Joseph R. BidenDEMDemocrat President of the United States
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Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. ( BY-dən; born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under President Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden moved with his family to Delaware in 1953. He studied at the University of Delaware before earning his law degree from Syracuse University. He was elected to the New Castle County Council in 1970 and became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history after he was elected in 1972, at age 29. Biden was the chair or ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 12 years. He chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1987 to 1995; drafted and led the effort to pass the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and the Violence Against Women Act; and oversaw six U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings, including the contentious hearings for Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. Biden ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2008. Barack Obama chose Biden as his running mate in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
University of Delaware
Bachelor of Arts study of history
1961 - 1965
Archmere Academy
Garden City Collegiate
Syracuse University
Juris Doctor law
1965 - 1968
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
United States of America
2021 - Current
United States Senate
2009 - 2017
Vice President
United States of America
2009 - 2017
United States Senate
1972 - 2008
New Castle County Council
1970 - 1972
Former Attorney
1969 - 1972
Former Adjunct Professor
Widener University School of Law
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
The Biden Foundation
The Biden Cancer Initiative
The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement
The Biden Institute at the University of Delaware
Former Chair
White House Task Force on Working Families
Former Vice Chair
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly