Former Vice President Joe Biden: A Timeline


Jan. 20 - Age on Inauguration Day 78 years 2 mos.







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2021












Sept. 6 - Accepts nomination (+).
Oct. 11 - VP debate (+).
Nov. 6 - Obama-Biden def. Romney-Ryan by 51.0% to 47.2%.



Fall 2016 - Campaigning for Clinton (+).

Jan. 20 - Finishes service as Vice President.
Feb. 1 - Launches Biden Foundation (>).
Nov. 14 - Author of Promise Me, Dad
(Flatiron Books).
June 1 - Announces American Possibilities PAC; endorses 133 candidates and travels to 24 states.

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019



Chairman Committee on Foreign Relations, June 2001-03. Re-elected to a sixth term in the U.S. Senate def. Ray Clatworthy 58% to 41%. Aug. 11 - Rules out bid for the 2004 Democratic nomination. >
Launches Unite Our States PAC.
July 31 - Author of Promises to Keep (Random House).
Aug. 23 - Sen. Barack Obama announces Biden as his running mate (+).
Oct. 2 - VP debate (+).
Nov. 4 - Elected Vice President, re-elected to the U.S. Senate.
Jan. 15 - Resigns from the Senate.
Jan. 20 - Sworn in as Vice President.
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

 
Re-elected to a fourth term in the U.S. Senate def. M. Jane Brady (R) by 63% to 36%.


Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act signed into law. 
Re-elected to a fifth term in the U.S. Senate def. Ray Clatworthy (R) by 60% to 38%.

May - Youngest Senator ever to cast 10,000 votes.
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

 




Re-elected to the U.S. Senate def. John M. Burris (R) by 60% to 40%.

Chairman Judiciary Comm., 1987-95. 
June 9 - Announces pres. candidacy (>). 
Sept. - withdraws. 
Hospitalized for brain aneurysms.
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

 
Serves on New Castle City Council, 1970-72.

Elected to the U.S. Senate at age 29 defeating inc. Sen. Caleb Boggs (R).  Wife dies in accident.



Marries Jill Jacobs (one child: Ashley). Re-elected to the U.S. Senate def. James H. Baxter, Jr. (R) by 58% to 41%.
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979

 

Graduates from Archmere Academy in Claymont, DE.


Graduates from the University of Delaware, with a B.A. in history and political science. Marries Neilia Hunter (3 children: Beau, Robert, Naomi).
Graduates from Syracuse University College of Law. Practices law in Wilmington, DE.
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

 



Family moves to Delaware.

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Born Nov. 20, 1942 in Scranton, PA.






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