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Joseph R. BidenDEMDemocrat President of the United States
79
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47
Years of Experience
DEResidence (state)

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 served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009. Biden was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, moving with his family to New Castle County, Delaware, in 1953 when he was ten. He studied at the University of Delaware before earning his law degree from Syracuse University in 1968. 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 to the United States Senate from Delaware in 1972, at age 29. Biden was the chair or ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 12 years and was influential in foreign affairs during Obama's presidency. He also chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1987 to 1995, dealing with drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties issues; 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. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2008. Biden was reelected to the Senate six times and was the fourth-most senior sitting senator at the time when he became Obama's vice president after they won the 2008 presidential election, defeating John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Delaware
Bachelor of Arts study of history
1961 - 1965
Archmere Academy
1961
Syracuse University
Juris Doctor law
1965 - 1968
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
President
United States of America
2021 - Current
President
United States Senate
2009 - 2017
Vice President
United States of America
2009 - 2017
Senator
United States Senate
1972 - 2008
Member
New Castle County Council
1970 - 1972
Former Attorney
1969 - 1972
Former Adjunct Professor
Widener University School of Law
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
Co-Founder
The Biden Foundation
Co-Founder
The Biden Cancer Initiative
Founder
The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement
Founder
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