Beau Biden is an American Politician. Beau Biden is the son of Joe Biden who became the 46th US President in 2020. Likewise, in-office, Beau notably prosecuted Early Bradley, a serial child molester who was indicted on 471 charges of molestation in the year 2010.
Early Life and Childhood
Beau Biden was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, on February 3, 1969. His astrological sign is Aquarius and he passed away on May 30, 2015. Likewise, his full name is Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III.
His father’s name is Joe Biden and his mother’s name is Neilia Hunter. Unfortunately, on December 18, 1972, his mother and his 13-month-old sister Naomi passed away in an automobile accident while Christmas shopping. He was just under four years old, and his brother Hunter was just under three years old at that time. And, both were in the car when the accident took place but survived with critical injuries.
Moreover, Beau suffered multiple broken bones while Hunter sustained injuries to his skull. They spent several months in the hospital. Likewise, according to some accounts, Beau along with his brother, Hunter encouraged their father to marry again. And, in June 1977, they welcomed Jill Jacobs as a “second mother”. And, his half-sister, Ashley, was born in the year 1981.
Beau Biden graduated from Archmere Academy. He then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in the year 1991. Biden was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity n this university. Likewise, he was also a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law.
For the final few years of Beau Hunter’s life, he suffered from a brain tumor. Beau admitted to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, after complaining of a headache, numbness, and paralysis. Officials stated that he had suffered a “mild stroke” in 2010. Later in that month, he was transferred to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and kept for observation for several days.
Then, in August 2013, Beau Biden admitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and diagnosed with brain cancer. And a lesion was removed at that time. And, he had radiation and chemotherapy treatments and cancer remained stable. Likewise, on May 20, 2015, he admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, because of a recurrence of brain cancer. Unfortunately, Beau died there 10 days later.
Career and Professional Life
Beau Biden clerked for Judge Steven McAuliffe of the United States District Court of New Hampshire after graduating from law school. From the years 1995 to 2004, Beau worked at the United States Department of Justice in Philadelphia, first as Counsel to the Office of Policy Development and later as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Likewise, following the Kosovo War in 1999, he was in Kosovo and worked on behalf of the OSCE to train judges and prosecutors for the local judicial system. And, in the year 2004, he became a partner in the law firm of Bifferato, Gentilotti, Biden & Balick, where he worked for two years before being elected Attorney General of Delaware. Further, at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, after Joe Biden was nominated for Vice President of the United States, Beau introduced his father.
Beau Biden joined the military in the year 2003 and attended The JAG School at the University of Virginia as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard. Likewise, he attained the rank of Major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps as part of the 261st Signal Brigade in Smyrna, Delaware. Moreover, he even traveled to Washington, D.C., from Iraq in January 2009 for the presidential inauguration and his father’s swearing-in as vice president then returned to Iraq.
He returned from Iraq in September 2009 after completing his yearlong stint on active duty. And, for his service in Iraq, he received the Bronze Star Medal. After his death, Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno delivered the eulogy at his funeral. And also presented a posthumous Legion of Merit for his service in the Delaware National Guard, stating “Beau Biden possessed the traits I have witnessed in only the greatest leaders”.
In Biden’s first bid for political office, he ran for Attorney General of Delaware in the year 2006. He won the election by approximately five percentage points. And, after the election, he appointed former Delaware Attorney General and International Judge Richard S. Likewise, Gebelein as Chief Deputy Attorney General, and former assistant U.S. Attorney Richard G. Andrews appointed as State Prosecutor. Likewise, as Attorney General, Biden supported and enforced stronger registration requirements for sex offenders.
Joe Biden retired from the Senate following his 2008 election to the vice presidency. However, he was not able to be a candidate in the 2010 special election. Likewise, he considered a run for the Senate and he confirmed that he would forgo a Senate run so as to better focus on the prosecution of Earl Bradley, a convicted serial child rapist. In the year 2010, Biden was easily re-elected to a second term as Delaware Attorney General, beating the Independent Party of Delaware candidate Doug Campbell by a large margin.
Beau Biden did not seek election to a third term as Attorney General in the year 2014. Then, in the spring of that year, he announced his intention to run for Governor of Delaware in the 2016 election to succeed term-limited Democratic Governor Jack Markell. However, at the time of this announcement, cancer would kill Beau Biden in 2015.
Achievements and More…
On November 4, 2015, Beau Biden received the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award, the highest honor given by the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation (HOBY), for his service to mankind. And, a portion of the 21st Century Cures Act (2016) named the “Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot” initiative after him. Then, in August 2016, Joe Biden, his sister Valerie Biden Owens and his son Hunter attended a ceremony that renamed a southeastern Kosovan highway “Joseph R. ‘Beau’ Biden, III” to honor Beau’s contribution to Kosovo for training its judges and prosecutors.
Furthermore, in the year 2017, Joe Biden published a memoir titled “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose”, where he reflects on Beau Biden’s illness and death. Likewise, in the year 2020, Joe Biden mentioned Beau in a speech, comparing him to former South Bend Mayor, Pete Buttigieg, after Buttigieg endorsed Biden for the 2020 presidential election.
Beau Biden married Hallie Oliver in the year 2002. The couple had a daughter and son and their names are Natalie Naomi Biden and Robert Hunter Biden II. They were born in the years 2004 and 2006 respectively. Beau was a family man and loved his children and wife a lot.