Born in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and served on the New Castle County Council. At age 29, he became one of the youngest people ever elected to the U.S. Senate.
As a senator, Biden established himself as a leader in facing some of our nation's most critical challenges. He is widely recognized for shaping U.S. foreign policy and addressing criminal justice issues, including the introduction and passage of the landmark Violence Against Women Act.
As vice president of the United States, Joe Biden continued his leadership on issues facing the nation. Biden convened sessions of the president’s Cabinet, led interagency efforts, and worked with Congress in his fight to raise the living standards of middle-class Americans, reduce gun violence, address violence against women, and end cancer as we know it.