Joe Biden was born in 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
When he was 13 years old, his family moved to Mayfield, Delaware.
He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in history and political science and received his law degree from the Syracuse University Law School.
From 1970 to 1972, Biden served on the New Castle County Council. He was elected to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate at the age of 29, receiving 58% of the vote to defeat incumbent Sen. James Caleb Boggs (R). Two weeks after the election, his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident, which his two sons survived.
Biden launched his first presidential bid in 1987 but withdrew from the race. He launched a second presidential campaign in 2007, dropping out of the race following the 2008 Iowa caucuses, where he placed fifth.
On April 25, 2019, Biden announced that he was running for president of the United States in 2020.
- 1965: Graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in history and political science
- 1968: Earned law degree from Syracuse University Law School
- 1968-1970: Defense attorney in Wilmington, Delaware
- 1970-1972: New Castle County Council member
- 1973-2009: United States Senator representing Delaware
- 2009-2017: United States Vice President under Barack Obama