Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate
Named As Obama's VP Pick
August 23, 2008
U.S. Senator, Delaware
Birthdate: November 20, 1942; Scranton, Pa. (Age: 65)
Education: B.A., University of Delaware, 1965; J.D., Syracuse University, 1968
Family: Married (Jill Biden); 3 children (Joseph R. III, Robert, Ashley); First wife (Neilia Hunter) and daughter (Naomi) died in a car crash in 1972.
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
• Practicing attorney, 1968-1972
• New Castle County Council, 1970-1972
• U.S. Senate, 1973-present.
• Current chairman of the Senate Foriegn Relations Committee, former chairman of the Judiciary Committee
• Ran for Democratic nomination for president 1988, 2008
"Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics" (2007)