Joe Biden is currently the President of the United States. He was born on November 20, 1942, which makes him 78 years old as of 2020.
Early Life and Career
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden was the eldest of four siblings. His father, Joseph Biden Sr., worked as a used car salesman and his mother, Catherine Biden, was a homemaker. Biden attended the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School before becoming a lawyer in 1969.
Biden’s political career began in 1972, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Delaware. He served as a senator for 36 years, during which time he chaired the Foreign Relations and Judiciary committees. In 2008, he ran for the Democratic nomination for president, but lost to Barack Obama.
In 2009, Biden was sworn in as Vice President of the United States, serving two terms under President Obama. During his time as Vice President, Biden was a strong advocate for LGBT rights, gun control, and healthcare reform. He also played a key role in foreign policy, helping to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran and supporting the overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
In 2020, Biden announced his candidacy for President of the United States. He ran on a platform of healthcare reform, climate change mitigation, and economic recovery. He defeated incumbent President Donald Trump in the November election, becoming the oldest person ever elected to the presidency.
Joe Biden has had a long and distinguished career in politics. At 78 years old, he is the oldest person ever elected to the office of President of the United States. His presidency promises to be one of change and progress, as he works to address the challenges facing the country today.