Joseph Robinette " Beau " Biden III (February 3, 1969 – May 30, 2015) was an American politician, lawyer, and officer in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from Wilmington, Delaware. He also served as the 44th attorney general of Delaware and was a major in the Delaware Army National Guard.
- Who Was Beau Biden?
- Early Life and Education
- Early Law Career
- Military Service
- Delaware Attorney General
- 2008 Democratic National Convention
- Brain Cancer Battle and Death
- Wife and Children
Beau Biden was the first-born son of President Joe Biden. After receiving a law degree from Syracuse University, the Delaware native served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia. A Delaware National Guard Iraq War veteran, he went on to serve as the attorney general of Delaware for two terms, before announcing a 2016...
Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III was born on February 3, 1969, in Wilmington, Delaware, the first child of parents Joe and his first wife, Neilia. Three months before Beau’s fourth birthday, he was involved in a tragic car accidenton December 18, 1972, that resulted in the deaths of his mother and 13-month-old sister, Naomi “Amy” Biden. He suffere...
Upon receiving his law degree, Beau clerkedfor the United States District Court of New Hampshire’s Judge Steven McAuliffe. A year later, he joined the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Policy Development as a counselor, working on such issues as the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act and the Violence against Women Act. After Kosovo’s 1998-99 ...
Beau joined the Delaware National Guardin 2003, rising to the rank of major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Days after his father became the United States’ vice president-elect, he was deployed to Iraq from 2008 to 2009, and later received a Bronze Star for his service.
Following a successful political campaign, Beau, a Democrat, was elected as the attorney general of Delaware in 2006. Although he was expected to run to fill his father’s U.S. Senate seat, which was left vacant following his 2008 election as vice president under former President Barack Obama, he decided to remain attorney general. At the time, Beau...
Beau introduced Joe as the vice presidential nominee at the 2008 Democratic National Conventionin Denver, Colorado. During his emotional speech, Beau reflected on his close relationship with his father, and how the tragic 1972 car crash that killed his mother and sister affected the family. “One of my earliest memories was being in that hospital, D...
Beau suffered a mild stroke in 2010, and, three years later, he was admitted to the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for what White House officials described at the time as “an episode of disorientation and weakness,” per The New York Times. Officials said in 2013 that the doctors had removed a small lesion from his brain...
Beau married Hallie Olivere in 2002, and the pair welcomed childrenNatalie Naomi Biden in 2004, and son Robert Hunter Biden II in 2006. Like his uncle, Robert generally goes by his middle name, which is also his late grandmother’s maiden name.
Feb 02, 2022 · Born as Joseph R Biden III on February 3, 1969, Beau Biden was the eldest of Joe Biden and his first wife Neilia Biden's three children. He served for two terms as the former attorney general of Delaware and as a Major in the Delaware Army National Guard. In 2014, Beau announced plans to run for governor of Delaware in 2016. 5
Hunter Biden's ex-wife opens up about her toxic marriage — and how she learned to move on
The former wife of President Biden’s son Hunter speaks out about his addictions, infidelities and abusive behavior in a searing memoir, “If We Break: A Memoir of Marriage, Addiction, and Healing.”
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Oct 22, 2020 · A well-connected heir to the Dupont fortune got no prison time after admitting to raping his three-year-old daughter, thanks in part to the actions of then-Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son...
May 31, 2015 · Joseph "Beau" Biden III, 46, was hospitalized earlier this month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He died Saturday evening surrounded by his family, the vice president’s office...
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Jun 06, 2015 · Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his family, holds his hand over his heart as he watches an honor guard carry a casket containing the remains of his son. Standing alongside the vice president are Beau's widow Hallie Biden, left, and daughter, Natalie. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters