Born In: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III was the eldest child of the 46th U.S President Joe Biden. He wore many hats; he served as the Attorney General of Delaware, a major in Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and a member of the Democratic Party. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law and worked at the United States Department of Justice for nearly nine years before he became a partner in a private law firm. He was later elected Delaware attorney general. He also served in the military and was a Major in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. During his military stint, he served in Iraq for mearly a year from October 2008 to September 2009. In November 2010, he was re-elected to a second term as Delaware Attorney General. In 2014, he did not run for a third term as Attorney General and announced his intention to run for Governor of Delaware in the 2016 election. But fate had other ideas and he succumbed to cancer in 2015, at a young age of 46.
Also Known As: Joseph Robinette Biden III
Died At Age: 46
Spouse/Ex-: Hallie Biden (m. 2002–2015)
siblings: Ashley Biden, Hunter Biden, Naomi Biden
children: Hunter Biden, Natalie Biden
Born Country: United States
place of death: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Ancestry: British American, Irish American, French American
Cause of Death: Glioblastoma
U.S. State: Delaware
education: University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University
Beau Biden was born on February 3, 1969, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was the eldest child of the 46th U.S President, Joe Biden, and his wife Neilia. Biden’s mother, Neilia Biden, and his younger sister Naomi were killed in a car accident in 1972.
After graduating in law, Beau Biden clerked for Judge Steven McAuliffe of United States District Court of New Hampshire. He worked at the United States Department of Justice for nearly nine years from 1995 to 2004.
In 2004, he started his private law firm in a partnership and worked there till 2006, before being elected Delaware attorney general.
His unit, 261st Signal Brigade, was deployed in Iraq in 2008, and Beau Biden had a one year stint in Iraq from October 2008, to September 2009. In between in January 2009, he returned to America to attend his father's swearing-in as Vice President.
Beau Biden started his career in politics in 2006, by running for Attorney General of Delaware. His opponent was a veteran state prosecutor and Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ferris Wharton. The main focus of the campaign was on candidates’ experience.
When Joe Biden resigned from Senate following his 2008 elections to vice presidency, his aide Ted Kaufman was supposed to fill the vacant seat. However, Kaufman expressed his disinterest to be a candidate in the 2010 special election.
In 2014, Beau Biden did not contest for a third term as Attorney General and announced his intention for Governor of Delaware in 2016 election but by that time he was already diagnosed with cancer.
On June 6, 2015, Beau Biden’s funeral was held at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware. His funeral was attended by many people, including then President Barack Obama, then First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha. Former President Bill Clinton and former First Lady Hillary Clinton also attended his funeral.
In 2017, it was reported by the media that widow of Beau Biden, Hallie Biden is dating his younger brother, Hunter Biden.