VP Candidate Profile Joe Biden

Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate

Named As Obama's VP Pick

August 23, 2008

Current Position

U.S. Senator, Delaware


Birthdate: November 20, 1942; Scranton, Pa. (Age: 65)

Education: B.A., University of Delaware, 1965; J.D., Syracuse University, 1968

Military: None

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.

Religion: Catholic

Career Highlights

• 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

Books Authored

"Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics" (2007)

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