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President of America Joe Biden: Biography

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President of America Joe Biden:

The year 2020 had been quite a bumpy ride. A lot happened; a lot changed. And these changes had their effects on a single person to nations. The end of 2020 also changed the tide of world politics. The US general elections of Nov 2020 gave the world a new-different leader in the shape of Joe Biden.

President of America Joe Biden
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., who goes by the name Joe Biden, has been elected as the 46th president of the united states of America. This name is not new to world politics, rather had been known as the 47th vice-president of the USA.

Born on November 20th, 1942 in Pennsylvania, Biden moved to Delaware at the age of 10, along with his parents and siblings. His father Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. worked as a car salesman at Delaware.

President of America Joe Biden
Joe Biden- second from right- is the eldest of four children.

In 1965 he graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in political science and history. Although he never remained a prominent student during his early education. But he developed a passion for legal studies after graduation and 3 years later earned a degree in law from Syracuse University. President of America Joe Biden


In the meantime, he met Neilia Hunter, a student at the same university, with whom he tied the knot and had three children, 2 boys, and a girl. President of America Joe Biden

Neilia Hunter

Soon after he completed his legal studies, he started working as an attorney in Delaware. He started as a corporate lawyer but could not develop passion in that area, still did not turn to the criminal law side as it would not pay well. During his practice as a lawyer, he became a member of the county council in 1970.This became his stepping-stone to politics, and left legal practice after two years. President of America Joe Biden

His charisma, interaction with the locals, vote bank of the blue-collar voters, and the support of his young attractive family led him to win the Senate election.

Neilia never had the chance to see her husband become president as she faced a fatal accident in December 1972. She was gone for Christmas shopping, which took her little daughter too and left the two boys severely injured. President of America Joe Biden

Disheartened at the misery that he had recently faced, Biden considered resigning to cope with the trauma and to attend to his injured sons. But the majority leader of the Senate, Michael Joseph Mansfield, persuaded him not to do so. President of America Joe Biden


He was sworn the 6th youngest US senator on January 5th, 1973. Due to his service to society, he was re-elected six times making him the longest-serving senator of Delaware for 36 years. Along the way of his political career, he met Jill Jacobs, an educationist, whom he credits the reason for the renewal of his interest in politics and life.

They got married in June 1977 and had a daughter. Biden had also been an adjunct professor at Widener University’s school of law, Delaware from 1991 to 2008.


Biden remained prominent during his senatorship and had played a crucial role in shaping the country’s foreign and national affairs. He served as the chairman of the Senate’s Foreign Relation Committee twice and once as chair of the Judiciary Committee. His focus was also towards reducing arms spread and establishing a drug control policy. He established the office of ‘Drug-czar’, monitoring the national drug control.


He first ran for the presidency in 1988 but soon withdrew. His second attempt for presidency met the same fate in 2008 as it did not even gain momentum.

But his experience in the field of foreign relations and national security set the eyes of the Ex-president Obama on him. He assigned him as running mate for the 2008 vice-presidential elections. Biden remained the vice-president for two terms, ending his tenure in 2017.

Biden served as the 47th vice president during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017.  President of America Joe Biden


In 2017, Biden published his memoir “Promise Me, Dad” which was focused on the loss of his son Beau to brain cancer and its effect on his personal life and political career. This book attracted a lot of attention and became the instant #1 New York Best Seller.

Biden’s book


He entered the race of the 2020 presidential elections in 2019 and contested Bernie Sanders in intra-party nominations. Bernie later withdrew from the race following the covid-19 pandemic, making Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee.

After all the struggle and challenging circumstances, Biden was successful in securing 270 electoral votes necessary to capture the presidency in November 2020 elections.
Now the whole world awaits what the new ‘most powerful man on earth’ has to offer this world. President of America Joe Biden

 

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