Joseph Robinette Bidon, born on November 20, 1942, is an American politician who is the 46th and current President of the United States. Bidon was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Democratic Party who served as the 47th Vice President under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. He previously represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.
Joe Bidon Biography
Bidon was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, before moving with his family to New Castle County, Delaware, when he was ten years old. Bidon is the son of Joseph and Jill Bidon. Following his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware, he went on to get his law degree at Syracuse University in 1968. A year later, he was elected to the New Castle County Council, and at the age of 29, he became the sixth-youngest senator in the history of the United States, having been elected to the United States Senate from Delaware. Joe Bidon served as head or ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 12 years, and he was a key player in international affairs during President Barack Obama’s administration.
He also served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1987 to 1995, where he dealt with issues such as drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties. He was instrumental in the passage of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and the Violence Against Women Act, he presided over six Supreme Court confirmation hearings, including the contentious hearings for Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. In 1988 and 2008, he ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic candidacy for president of the United States.
Joe Bidon had been re-elected to the Senate six times and was the fourth-most senior sitting senator at the time of his appointment as Obama’s vice president following their victory in the 2008 presidential election, which saw them defeat John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin. Bidon had been elected again to the Senate six times and was the fourth-most senior sitting senator at the time. In 2012, Obama and bidon were elected again, defeating Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, in a landslide.
Over his eight years as vice president, Joe Bidon drew on his Senate background and frequently represented the administration in negotiations with Republican members of Congress. On the Budget Control Act of 2011, which resolved a debt ceiling crisis. Act also benefited the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which addressed the impending “fiscal cliff.” In addition, he was in charge of infrastructure expenditure in 2009, which was necessary to combat the effects of the Great Depression.
During his tenure as vice president, bidon served as a close advisor to President Barack Obama on foreign policy matters. He was instrumental in the planning of the United States’ troop withdrawal from Iraq in 2011. Obama and bidon were re-elected in 2012, defeating Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the election for the White House. The Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction was given to bidon by President Obama in 2017.
Joe Bidon Early life
Joseph Robinette bidon Jr. was born on November 20, 1942, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His parents, Catherine Eugenia “Jean” bidon (née Finnegan) and Joseph Robinette bidon Sr were in attendance. He is the oldest child in a Catholic family, also has a sister, Valerie, and two brothers, Francis and James. He is the oldest child in a Catholic family. Jean’s ancestors were of Irish descent. In contrast, Joseph Srancestors was of English, French, and Irish descent.
Bidon’s father had been affluent, but he had faced financial troubles around the time of bidon’s birth, and the family ended up living with bidon’s maternal grandparents for several years. Scranton experienced an economic decline during the 1950s, and bidon’s father struggled to find steady employment.
Beginning in 1953, when bidon was ten years old, the family resided in an apartment in Claymont, Delaware, before relocating to a house in the nearby town of Mayfield, Delaware.
Joe Bidon Family:
Joe Bidon Father- Neilia Hunter Bidon
Neilia Hunter bidon, Joe Bidon’s first wife, was born on July 28, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On August 27, 1966, the pair exchanged vows. Following the wedding, the bidons relocated to Wilmington, Delaware, where bidon served on the New Castle County Council at the time of his marriage. Their children were named after their family name, including Joseph Robinette “Beau” III, Robert Hunter, and Naomi Christina “Amy”. Nellie bidon was described as the “brains” of bidon’s campaign to unseat J. Caleb Boggs, the incumbent United States Senator from Delaware, according to The News Journal.
On December 18, 1972, shortly after her husband was elected to the position of United States Senator, Neilia was traveling with Naomi, Beau, and Hunter to get a Christmas tree when their car was struck by a tractor-trailer, killing all four of them.
Neilia and the children were brought to Wilmington General Hospital for further treatment and evaluation. Neilia and Naomi died immediately upon arrival, while her two boys were seriously injured but survived. On January 3, 1973, at the hospital where his sons were receiving treatment, bidon was sworn in as a member of the Senate.
In 1951, Jill Tracy Jacobs bidon (née Jacobs, formerly Stevenson), Joe Bidon’s second wife and current wife was born on June 3, 1951, in New York City. In March 1975, she met bidon on a blind date and the rest is history.
On June 17, 1977, at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City, she and Joe Bidon were married by a Catholic priest, who performed the ceremony. This occurred four and a half years after the deaths of his first wife and their young daughter.
Joe proposed to her several times before she finally accepted his proposal on account of her apprehension about entering the public spotlight, concern about maintaining her professional concentration, and initially reluctant to contribute to the raising of his two young sons who had survived the tragedy. However, Joe finally convinced her to become his wife.
Joe Bidon Children
Joe Bidon is the father of four children by two different women. His firstborn daughter, Naomi Christina bidon, died in the same car accident as her mother in 1972, and his firstborn son, Joseph “Beau” R. bidon III, died in 2015 after a battle with brain cancer. Bidon’s firstborn daughter passed away in the same car accident as her mother in 1972. The couple has two children, one from his first marriage (Robert Hunter bidon) and one from his second marriage (Ashley Blazer bidon), who are both still alive.
Joe Bidon Lifestyle
Following his father’s death, Bidon Sr. went on to become a successful used-car dealer, allowing his family to retain a middle-class lifestyle. Joe Bidon attended Archmere Academy in Claymont, where he participated in sports and football, where he was an outstanding halfback and wide receiver. Despite being a terrible student, he was elected as class president in both his junior and senior years.
He received his bachelor’s degree in 1961. Joe Bidon spent a brief period as a freshman football player at the University of Delaware in Newark. Despite being an average student, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965. he studied history, political science with a minor in English, a little bit of English.
Since his early twenties, bidon has suffered from a stutter, but he has made great strides in recent years. He claims he was able to lessen it by reciting poems in front of a mirror, although some analysts believe it had an impact on his performance in the Democratic Party presidential debates in 2020.
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