- Also Known As:
- Amtrak Joe
- Date of Birth:
- November 20, 1942
- 6' 0"
Joe Biden (born Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. in Scranton, Pennsylvania on November 20, 1942) is the current Vice President of the United States of America. He assumed office as 47th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 2009. He served as the United States Senator from Delaware from 1973-2009. He was re-elected into the Senate six times. He was both Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Chairman of the International Narcotics Control Caucus from 2007-2009. His public gaffes and speech quotes have made him famous for his “Biden-isms.” He is currently serving his second term as Vice President under President Barack Obama. There is talk that Joe may join the 2016 Presidential race, running against Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party nomination. Joe has yet to confirm or deny these rumors.
Best Known For:
Joe Biden is best known as the 47th Vice President of the United States.
Joe Biden was married to Neilia Hunter from 1966-1972. The pair had three children together. Hunter and their one-year-old daughter were killed in a car accident in 1972. Their other two children were injured in the crash, but recovered. Biden remained a single father for five years. During this time, he famously commuted from Delaware to Washington D.C. via Amtrak train, earning him the nickname “Amtrak Joe.” He is currently married to Jill Jacobs, whom he married in 1977. The pair have one daughter together. Joe’s son, Beau Biden, passed away from brain cancer on May 30, 2015.