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Vice President Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an official swearing-in ceremony at the Naval Observatory.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor was hand-picked by the second in command to administer the oath, making her the first Hispanic judge to ever to do so for the two highest-ranking positions in U.S. office. Previously, only three women have sworn-in vice presidents and presidents: Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and Justice Ruth Ginsburg.

Here are a few key facts about our Vice President:

  • Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., was born November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the first of four siblings.
  • At age 29, he became one of the youngest people ever elected to the United States Senate.
  • He is the 47th Vice President of the United States.
  • He is 6ft tall.
  • Beau Biden, Ashley Biden, Hunter Biden, Naomi Biden are his children

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