@joe_biden._ is the 47th Vice President of the United States. He grew up in Pennsylvania & Delaware, raised by parents that taught him the long lasting values of hard work and persevere. Biden graduated from law school from Syracuse University where his first wife Neilia Hunter also attended. Post graduation they moved to Delaware, became active with the local Democratic Party, Biden started his own law firm and began a family in a span of 5 years. He ran his first campaign for office as Senator in 1972 at the age of 29 and won. That was the beginning of a strong political career that led him to be chosen by @barackobama as his VP running mate in his 2008 bid for Presidency.
In 1972, one week before Christmas, Senator Biden became a widower when his wife and three children were involved in a serious car accident. His wife Neilia and daughter Naomi were tragically killed while his 2 sons were seriously injured. It left the newly elected senator in such despair that he seriously considered committing suicide. It was this tragedy that helped set the tone for his resoluteness for family first for the American people both politically and personally.
VP Biden recently announced the cities for his American Promise tour where he will meet and personally connect with citizens from all over the nation to continue inspiring us to continue building on the promise of America together. The tour will also help support his forthcoming memoir Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose http://joebidenbook.com.
Biden stated in an interview with US Magazine in 2016 "I have a rule for every single staff member who's ever worked for me in 42 years: If you ever come to work when your kid has an important function, no matter what you're doing for me — if you ever show up for me and you miss your wife's birthday or your husband's birthday or your kid's thing, don't work for me. And I mean it. That is the God's truth. I can swear on my word as a Biden.” #happyagain #infinitynp #widows #widowers #widowed #youngwidow #suddenwidow #cancerwidow #infinityforthewidowed #remarriedwidow #JoeBiden #NeiliaBiden #NaomiBiden #BarackObama #AmericanPromiseTour #SyracuseUniversity