Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., whose Inauguration as the 46th President of the United States took place on January 20, 2021, was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He completed his B.A. from the University of Delaware and Juris Doctor from the Syracuse University Law School. Joe Biden’s first wife, Neilia Biden, and daughter Naomi passed away in an accident in 1972. Biden married Jill Jacobs in 1977.


Joe Biden, at the age of 29, became the youngest person ever to get elected to the United States Senate. He was sworn into the Senate at the hospital bedsides of his sons Beau and Hunter, who were critically injured in the accident that killed Biden’s first wife and daughter. Biden became father to another daughter, Ashley, in 1980. Biden’s eldest son, Beau, passed away in 2015 after battling brain cancer, due to which Biden made it his life’s mission to end cancer.

As the Senator of Delaware for 36 years, Biden played a crucial role in tackling domestic and international challenges. He’s widely recognized for writing and spearheading the Violence Against Women Act while serving as the Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 16 years. Biden was also the Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 12 years, during which he helped shape the US foreign policy related to the Middle East, terrorism, ending apartheid, and weapons of mass destruction.

The 47th Vice President of the US

As the 47th Vice President of the US, Joe Biden worked to reduce gun violence, end cancer, raise the living standards of middle-class Americans, and address violence against women. Biden helped President Obama pass the Recovery Act, the biggest economic recovery plan in US history, which also has a strong commitment to clean energy. The duo also passed the Affordable Care Act, which reduced the number of uninsured Americans by 20 million by the time their term ended.

Joe Biden was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction (the nation’s highest civilian honor) on January 12, 2017. He announced his candidacy for President of the United States on April 25, 2019.