President Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States. As President, Biden will restore America’s leadership and build our communities back better.

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the first of four children of Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr. In 1953, the Biden family moved to Claymont, Delaware. President Biden graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and served on the New Castle County Council. 


At age 29, President Biden became one of the youngest people ever elected to the United States Senate. Just weeks after his Senate election, tragedy struck the Biden family when his wife Neilia and daughter Naomi were killed, and sons Hunter and Beau were critically injured, in an auto accident.

President Joe Biden shared a heartfelt message to the athletes of Team USA exclusively on TODAY.The prerecorded message aired Friday morning as some of the country’s most accomplished athletes returned home, medals in hand.

The president started the message by thanking those who had represented the country on an international stage.”Team USA, thank you for all you mean to our country,” Biden said. “When Jill came home from Tokyo, all she could talk about was you. Not just how incredible all of you athletes are in your endurance and years of dream and sacrifice, but she talked about your character, your courage. I know getting to the Olympics is a long journey, and the pandemic made it especially difficult and draining. It made the impossible even harder. But in you, a country saw itself. It saw what was possible.”

Biden then highlighted the impact the athletes had on audiences and future competitors.

“I want you to know how much watching you compete means to all of us, to me particularly, especially all those little kids dreaming to be you one day,” he said. “Beyond the medals and the results, you remind us that we are stronger than we ever thought we were.”

“As sports often do, it raises issues that we should all care about, like our physical and mental wellness,” Biden continued. “And you’re helping to share something in common, something fundamental to who we are: a pride in those three letters, USA.”

The president also acknowledged the families of the athletes and how the pandemic kept most of those loved ones at home.

“I also know the pride your families must feel. I know how hard it was for you and for them that they couldn’t be with you in person. Defining images of the Games are on Zoom and FaceTime, calls with families and communities crying and cheering with pure joy,” Biden said. “To all the families and friends of Team USA, thank you, as well. Watching you watch your child or your loved one and learning about your family’s stories is always one of my favorite things about watching the Olympics.”