Vice President Joseph 'Joe' Robinette Biden, Jr.'s Biography

Office: Vice President, Democratic President of the Senate
  • Astrological Sign:

    Scorpio

  • Awards:

    Champion of the Rails 2001

  • Rail Leadership Award 2002

  • Current Car:

    1967 Corvette

  • Father's Name:

    Joseph Biden Sr.

  • Father's Occupation:

    Car Salesman

  • Favorite Book:

    American Gospel, Irish America

  • Favorite Food:

    Pasta

  • Favorite Quote:

    "History says, don't hope on this side of the grave. But then, once in a lifetime the longed for tidal wave of justice can rise up, and hope and history rhyme. So hope for a great sea-change on the far side of revenge. Believe that a further shore is reachable from here. Believe in miracles and cures and healing wells."
    - Seamus Heaney's "The Cure at Troy",
    "I look forward to a great future for America, a future in which our country will match its
    military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our
    purpose. . . . And I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well."- John F. Kennedy, 1963.

  • First Car:

    Chevrolet Convertible

  • First Job:

    Lifeguard

  • Hobbies or Special Talents:

    Weightlifting, designing homes, sketching

  • Names of Grandchildren:

    Naomi, Finnegan, Roberta Mabel, Natalie, Robert Hunter

  • Number of Grandchildren:

    5

  • Pets (include names):

    1 cat

  • Publications:

    Administrations Missile Defense Program And The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty: Hearing Before The Committee On Foreign Relations Examining The Theft Of American Intellectual Property At Home And Abroad: Hearing Before The Committee On Foreign Relations, Hearings to Examine Threats, Responses, and Regional Considerations Surrounding Iraq: Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, Strategies for Homeland Defense: A Compilation by the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Putin Administration's Policies Toward Non-Russian Regions of the Russian Federation: Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations,Threat of Bioterrorism and the Spread of Infectious Diseases: Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, How Do We Promote Democratization, Poverty Alleviation, and Human Rights to Build a More Secure Future: Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, Political Future of Afghanistan: Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, International Campaign Against Terrorism: Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, Halting the Spread of HIV/AIDS: Future Efforts in the United States Bilateral and Multilateral Response: Hearings Before the Comm. on Foreign Relations, Hague Convention On International Child Abduction: Applicable Law And Institutional Framework Within Certain Convention Countries Report To The Senate.

 

Contact Information

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Washington, D.C.
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