Ranked unknown: Biden is sensitive, perceptive, self aware, intuitive, diplomatic, tactful, patient, cooperative, a peacemaker, and a bit shy. These qualities are both his strengths and weaknesses, for while Biden possesses enormous sensitivity to his feelings and those of others, that same sensitivity can cause him to hold back and repress his considerable talents. Joe Biden has the soul of an artist and enjoys music and poetry and requires a harmonious environment. Joe works well with groups and somehow finds a way of creating harmony among diverse opinions. His awareness, diplomatic skills, and organizational talents give him the ability to pull off difficult tasks. He is a perfectionist when it comes to his home and work environment.
Summary: Biden is 6’0” at 158 pounds. He has blue eyes, gray hair, a slim body and a full smile. For his age of 78, he is healthy, vigorous and works out at least five days a week. He does not use tobacco, or alcohol. He has had a history of stuttering. To over compensate for this, he often recounts stories of facing down bullies. He will be the oldest US President ever elected.
Bio: Joe Biden as an attorney before getting into politics. He became the fifth-youngest U.S. senator in history as well as Delaware's longest-serving senator. He then went on to serve two terms as the 47th vice president of the United States. In 2017, at the close of his administration, Obama presented Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Two years later Biden launched his campaign for U.S. president and was elected as the 46th president of the United States.
On December 18, 1972, a few weeks after winning his first election for US Senator, Biden's wife and one-year-old daughter Naomi were killed in an automobile accident when they were hit by a trator trailer truck. Years later, Biden said he had heard that the truck driver allegedly drank alcohol before the collision. The driver's family denied that claim, and the police never substantiated it. Biden later apologized to the family.
Biden was sworn in the US Senate the following year on January 5, 1973. At 30, he was the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. Biden commuted by train everyday between his Delaware home and Washington, D.C to be with his family as much as he can and continued to to do this for the 36 years he was in the senate. He married his second wife, Jill Jacobs on June 17, 1977. She really invigorated him to stay focused, to be interested in life and politics.
Biden attempted a run for the US presidency in 1988. He was considered a strong candidate at the beginning but then was accused of plagiarizing speeches from an array of people that included Neil Kinnock, Robert Kennedy, John Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey. Needless to say, Biden dropped out from the race sighting his mistakes.
In February 1988, after several episodes of increasingly severe neck pain, Biden discovered he had a leaking intracranial aneurysm. While recuperating he suffered a pulmonary embolism, which was a serious complication. After a second aneurysm, he had a surgery to repair the issue. This kept him away from the senate for over seven months.
In his senate career, he was a member of the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees. Biden has been regarded as one of the least wealthy senators despite his 36 years serving. He is not considered an academic as he has come from a long line of working people. While giving speeches, he does at times have the uncanny ability to “put his foot in his mouth” as he is known to drift away from prepared statements.
Born: November 20, 1942, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Term: January 20, 2021 to present
Political Party: Democrat
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: University of Delaware, Syracuse University (JD)
Marriage: August 27, 1966, to Neilia Hunter (died 1972), June 17, 1977, to Jill Jacobs