June 8, 2015 |
Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, Delaware's former attorney general and Vice President Biden's son, was remembered Saturday as an uncommonly principled elected official and an exceptionally caring person. "He did in 46 years what most us couldn't do in 146 years," President Obama told the 1,000 who crowded into Wilmington's St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church for his funeral. Biden, who died May 30 of brain cancer, was a "consummate public servant," Obama said, "the kind our country was built on. " His sister Ashley praised him in her eulogy as a public servant and a devoted father, son, and brother who even as a boy "took on everyone else's worries" and "etched every fiber of our beings.
June 2, 2015 |
BEFORE HIS ASCENT to attorney general of Delaware and the status of a front-runner for the state's governorship in 2016, Beau Biden was the "moral compass" of his University of Pennsylvania fraternity, a frat brother said yesterday. Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, the vice president's son and a rising political star who died Saturday from brain cancer, was beloved among his fellow members of Psi Upsilon, a fraternity that was embroiled in controversy while he was there. In interviews yesterday, his friends in the fraternity - known on campus as "Castle"- recalled a humble, compassionate man who used his sense of humor and sharp intellect to build friendships.
January 26, 2010 |
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced yesterday that he would not run for the U.S. Senate this year, putting Republicans in a strong position to capture the seat long held by his father, Vice President Biden. National and state Democrats had implored the younger Biden to run, calling him the party's best chance against Republican Rep. Michael Castle, a popular former two-term governor who has held Delaware's at-large House seat for 17 years and has announced a Senate run. Beau Biden, in an e-mail to supporters, said he had a "duty to fulfill" as Delaware attorney general.
May 12, 2010 |
Vice President Joseph Biden went to Jefferson University Hospital this morning to visit his son, who is recovering from a mild stroke. Beau Biden, 41, who is Delaware's attorney general, was first admitted to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., Tuesday morning before being transferred to the hospital in Philadelphia later in the day. The vice president visited his son Tuesday night and returned again this morning. Beau Biden, who served in Iraq with his National Guard unit, is expected to make a full recovery.
June 3, 2015 |
Those who knew former Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III say he thought nothing of putting family and public service above politics. Those selfless attributes are why his political future looked so bright, and why it is so hard for many to accept his death Saturday from brain cancer. Biden, 46, served two terms as Delaware's highest law enforcement officer and put his personal brand on that office. Colleagues recall how Biden would visit neighborhoods where shootings had occurred to privately meet with victims' families.
January 17, 2016 |
Vice President Biden met with scientists at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center Friday afternoon, officially launching his "moonshot" quest to cure cancer. "We're on the cusp of phenomenal breakthroughs," Biden said, adding that President Obama would be issuing an executive order that would get every federal agency involved in the effort. Biden asked the researchers to educate him on the challenges and possibilities of genome-based discoveries of the last several years, particularly a type of immunotherapy that has been pioneered by Penn researcher Carl H. June.
May 26, 2010 |
VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden now has a Flyers jersey to match his wife's. Biden told a group of friends and family Monday night at the Water Works that Jill Biden is a huge Flyers fan and hangs a Danny Briere jersey on their door in either Wilmington or D.C. for good luck during games. Restaurant owner Michael Karloutsos presented Biden a custom Flyers jersey with his name and the No. 2 Monday night, after Biden and about 20 friends and supporters dined at the restaurant following a cocktail fundraiser for Biden's son, Beau Biden , Delaware's Attorney General.
February 24, 2010 |
This has been a difficult year for political legacies. The announced retirement of Sen. Evan Bayh (D., Ind.) marked the third time in two months that the son of a former senator had decided against pursuing a challenging campaign. In all of these instances, the political scions have opted against running in a rough national climate for Democrats, potentially ceding valuable seats to the GOP. In other words, when the going got tough, the sons of political privilege ran away. The first to decide against running this year was Sen. Chris Dodd (D., Conn.
May 17, 2010 |
D R. ROBERT Rosenwasser was heading to North Jersey for a meeting on Tuesday when he got a call from doctors at Christiana Hospital, in Delaware, where the state's Attorney General Beau Biden was being treated for a stroke. They wanted to transfer Biden to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where Rosenwasser is chief neurosurgeon, so the good doctor instructed his driver, Big Penny of Concord Limousine, to turn around and step on it. A consummate professional, Big Penny drove the black Lincoln Town Car about 100 mph down the New Jersey Turnpike and got Rosenwasser to Jefferson in a flash while security cleared a back entrance for the arrival of Biden's father, Vice President Joe Biden . Beau Biden was still recovering over the weekend at Jefferson from the mild stroke and, according to the Wilmington News Journal, even making campaign calls from the hospital.