Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.is an American politician who is the 46th,

current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party,

He previously served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017, 

under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.

Biden was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and moved with his family to.

New Castle County, Delaware, in 1953 when he was ten years old.

He studied at the University of Delaware before earning his law degree from

Syracuse University in 1968. He was elected to the New Castle County Council in 1970.

Became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history after he was elected to

the United States Senate from Delaware in 1972, at age 29. Biden was.

the chair or ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for.

12 years and was influential in foreign affairs during Obama's presidency.

He also chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1987 to 1995,

Bealing with drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties issues.

led the effort to pass the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and

the Violence Against Women Act; and oversaw six U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings,

including the contentious hearings for Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2008.

Biden was reelected to the Senate six times and was the fourth-most senior. 

sitting senator at the time when he became Obama's vice president after

they won the 2008 presidential election, defeating John McCain.

His running mate Sarah Palin. Obama and Biden were reelected in 2012,

Defeating the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.