U.S. Senator from Delaware, 3 January 1973-1915 January 2009. Resigned from office to become US vice president on January 20. He had been reelected senator and elected vice president in November 2008.
Father of daughter, Ashley Blazer Biden (born in 1980) and father-in-law of Dr. Howard David Brein (born in 1967).
Sought the Democratic nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America in 1987, but had to drop out in September of that year when it came to light that he had lifted part of a speech given by British politician Neil Kinnock during his campaign. It was an aide to fellow presidential candidate (and eventual Democratic nominee for 1988) Michael Dukakis who leaked videotapes of Biden giving that controversial speech.
Was sworn in as the 47th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 2009.
His mother, Jean Finnegan Biden, died on January 8, 2010 at the age of 92.
At age 69, he is the eldest serving Vice President in United States history, surpassing the record held by his predecessor Dick Cheney at 67 when he left office. On November 20, 2012 he will be the first Vice President to enter his 70s while in office.