Vice President Joe Biden

-tapped as then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's running mate in August 2008
-ran for president in the elections of 1988 and 2008
-served six terms as Delaware senator
-served as chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee
-perhaps best known for work as chairman of Foreign Relations Committee
-worked as lawyer and New Castle County, Delaware councilman before running for Senate.
-earned law degree from Syracuse University
-69-year-old married father of three; first wife and a daughter died in 1972 car accident