8 Interesting Facts about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden briefly worked as an attorney before turning to politics.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Joe Biden:


  1. Raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and New Castle County, Delaware, Joe Biden studied at the University of Delaware before receiving his law degree from Syracuse University.
  2. He has a stutter, which was more prominent in his childhood. He says he has helped to reduce it by spending many hours reciting poetry in front of a mirror.

  1. As a public defender in Delaware, he defended a fisherman who stole a prize-winning Holstein cow
  2. Joe Biden served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

  1. He served as a United States Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009.
  2. He became a lawyer in 1969 and was elected to the New Castle County Council in 1970. 

  1. In 2017, Biden received the Congressional Patriot Award from the Bipartisan Policy Center in recognition of his work crafting bipartisan legislation with Republicans and Democrats.
  2. In 2017, Mr. Biden and his wife, Jill formed the nonprofit group – The Biden Foundation – to further the work the Bidens did over 8 years in the Obama administration and cement the former vice president’s more than 4-decade legacy in public life.