The 47th Vice President of the United States, he served two terms under President Barack Obama. He was also the US Senator from Delaware for 36 years and is known best for his willingness to say exactly what's on his mind.
While attending the University of Delaware, he played halfback for the schools freshman football team. He later quit college football so that he had more time to spend with a girl who lived out of state.
In 1973, he was sworn in as a Delaware Senator. He was only 30 years old, which made him the sixth-youngest Senator to ever hold office.
He had three children with his first wife Neilia Hunter who, at the end of 1972, was tragically killed with his daughter Naomi Christina in a car accident.
He married Jill Biden five years after his first wife passed away. Jill became the step mother of his two sons and he and Jill had a daughter of their own named Ashley.