Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Current Office: U.S. Senate
Current District: Senior Seat
Office Seeking: U.S. Senate, Vice President
First Elected: 11/07/1972
Last Elected: 11/05/2002
Next Election: 2008
Party: Democratic

Background Information:
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jill; Three Children: Beau, Hunter, Ashley
Birth Date: 11/20/1942
Birthplace: Scranton, PA
Home City: Wilmington, DE
Religion: Roman Catholic


  • JD, Syracuse University College of Law, 1968
  • BA, History/Political Science, University of Delaware, 1965

    Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor, Widener University School of Law, 1991-present
  • Attorney, Private Practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1968-1972

    Political Experience:

  • Candidate, United States President, 2008
  • Senator, United States Senator, 1973-present
  • Councilmember, New Castle County Council, 1970-1972

    Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
    Vice Chairman, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly


  • Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Member
  • Foreign Relations, Chair
  • Judiciary, Member
  • Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, Chair
  • Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Member
  • Subcommittee on European Affairs, Member
  • Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law, Member
  • Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Refugees, Member
  • Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection, Member
  • Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Democracy and Human Rights, Member
  • Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, Member
  • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, Member
  • Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs, Member

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