PRESIDENT-elect Joe Biden grew up between Pennsylvania and Delaware before he became a lawyer and eventually stepped into the world of politics.
He is set to become the 46th President of the US next year after he claimed victory over Donald Trump in the US 2020 presidential election.
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Did Joe Biden become president?
Joe Biden dramatically sealed election victory on November 7 after finally taking Pennsylvania to end Donald Trump’s reign in the White House.
Trump will remain President until Biden is inaugurated in 2021.
Victory in the swing state put Biden firmly over the magical 270 Electoral College vote mark after days of suspense in one of the most nail-biting races in US political history.
Biden fought back a deficit in several battleground states riding a huge wave in mail-in ballots which Trump branded “fraudulent” and repeatedly demanded counting be stopped.
The Republican firebrand accused his opponent of trying to “steal the election” after declaring victory prematurely on election night.
On January 20, 2021, Inauguration Day will see Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris sworn in as President and Vice President at the US Capitol building in Washington DC.
What did the President-elect look like growing up?
The former Delaware senator, now President-elect of the US, has journeyed down a long road to get to the White House.
The eldest of four children, Biden was raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, before his family moved him to Clayton, Delaware, to look for better opportunities.
Biden considers Delaware home.
In his college years, he enrolled in the University of Delaware where he double majored in history and political science before he went on to Syracuse University where he earned his law degree.
Biden started his political career in the early 70s.
At 29, he was one of the youngest people ever to be elected into the US Senate.
In his announcement for Senate candidacy in 1972, he said: “We have too often allowed our differences to prevail among us.
“We have too often allowed ambitious men to play off those differences for political gain.
“We have too often retreated behind our differences when no one really tried to lead us beyond them.”
A leader in the Senate, Biden went on to become Barack Obama’s running mate in 2008.
Biden was Vice President of the United States for eight years after Obama was elected as President, and then re-elected, in 2012.
In 2020, Biden ran for the White House and swept to victory over Donald Trump.
He is set to become the 46th President of the United States in 2021.
In his victory speech delivered on November 7, he said: “The people of this nation have spoken.
“They have delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory. A victory for ‘We the People.’
“We have won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket in the history of this nation – 74 million.
“I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me. I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify.
“Who doesn’t see Red and Blue states, but a United States.”
How many kids does Joe Biden have?
Joe Biden has four children in total, although only two are alive.
The former Vice President had three children with his first wife Neilia Hunter: Hunter, Beau, and Naomi.
The couple married in August of 1966 and moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where Biden was on the New Castle County Council.
Neilia and their daughter Naomi passed away in 1972 after being involved in a car crash.
Their sons Beau and Hunter were critically injured but survived.
Joe eventually remarried Jill Jacobs in 1977 and had one daughter, Ashley, in 1981.
Jill became Beau and Hunter’s stepmother and helped raise them upon her marriage to Biden.
Beau tragically passed away at the age of 46.
Who is Joe Biden married to?
Jill Biden is a former teacher and was the second lady of the US from 2009-2017.
Born in 1951, in Hammonton, NJ, Jill is 69 years old.
In January 2007 she received a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in educational leadership from the University of Delaware.
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