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Little Unknown Facts About Joe Biden

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Little Unknown Facts About Joe Biden

Jo Biden's political career has been a roller coaster ride right from its inception to its ultimate culmination into the coveted presidential win. His political life has been full of successes and setbacks. Unimaginable personal tragedies followed victories, and self-inflicted lesions crippled budding campaigns. Still, Biden survived around 36 years in Senate, served under the Obama administration for eight years, and finally became the ultimate political wing man and the country's unofficial chief consoler.

His third run for the White House turned out to be a dream that came true or rather his career's most crucial turning point. He managed to pull off one of American political history's most improbable comebacks ever. Now that he has been inaugurated as the oldest person at 78 years old, to be the 46th president of the United States, it becomes essential to get to know him a bit more closely. Here's a quick overview of the little-known facts about Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.'s personal life and career so far.

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He Had A Shaky Childhood

Joseph 'Joe' Biden Jr. is the eldest of four children born to Catherine Eugenia 'Jean' Finnegan and Joseph Sr. born on November 20, 1942 he spent most of his childhood in Scranton, Pennsylvania. However, his childhood wasn't anything like a fairy tale because his father struggled to find a good and steady job. Moreover, he suffered a series of setbacks in his family business, which further affected Biden's early days in Pennsylvania. At the age of ten, Joe's family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, as his father sold Chevrolet cars at the local dealership. The Biden family lived in a three-bed, one-and-a-half-bath tract house. All three Biden boys had to share one bath bedroom with Edward Blewitt Finnegan, their uncle, whom they had nicknamed Boo Boo because he stuttered. The four of them had to pile into two sets of bunk beds to accommodate them in the tiny bedroom.

Believe it or not, the ever-so-eloquent Joe Biden had a debilitating stutter as a child. His schoolmates mockingly referred to him as Dash. They linked his staccato to Morse Code and Bye Bye for his attempt to pronounce his last name. Biden tried to avoid stuttering at his best ability. He used to play out conversations in his head in advance, practiced speech management while holding pebbles in his mouth, and even memorized paragraphs from his textbooks whenever he had to read them aloud in the class. This shows the immensely high level of perseverance, dedication, and self-awareness Biden had from a young age.

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