As Vice President in the Obama administration, Biden oversaw the infrastructure spending aimed at counteracting the Great Recession, and U. On January 12, 2017, Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, with distinction–an honor only bestowed on three other recipients (Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Colin Powell). After leaving office, Biden was named the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Joe Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1942, and lived there for ten years before moving with his family to Delaware.
C., which he continued to do throughout his Senate career.
In the aftermath of the accident, he had trouble focusing on work, and appeared to just go through the motions of being a senator. Congress to ratify the SALT II Treaty signed in 1979 by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and President Jimmy Carter, he took the initiative to meet the Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, educated him about American concerns and interests, and secured several changes to address objections of the Foreign Relations Committee.
"Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university?
[Then pointing to his wife in the audience] Why is Glenys the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? " "I started thinking as I was coming over here, why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go to a university?