Beau Biden Hospitialized in Delaware

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Beau Biden with his father, Joe, at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

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The son of Vice President Joe Biden is undergoing unspecified treatment, according to a statement put out by Joe Biden’s office.

Beau Biden, 41, is the current attorney general of Delaware. He was long-rumored to be planning a run for his father’s vacated Senate seat in elections this fall after returning from a year of military service in Iraq, but announced in January he would remain in Delaware as Attorney General.

Fast Facts

  • Graduated from University of Pennsylvania and Syracuse University College of Law.
  • Married, with two children.
  • Worked in the U.S. Department of Justice from 1995 to 1997.
  • Worked as an attorney in Philadelphia’s United States Attorney’s Office from 1997 to 2002.
  • Had a private practice as an attorney from 2002 until 2007, when he was elected as Delaware’s Attorney General.
  • Began a one year deployment as a captain in Delaware’s National Guard in Oct. 2008; returned to the state in Oct. 2009.
  • Announced in January 2010 that he would not pursue his father’s long-held Delaware U.S. Senate seat.