H. OBAMA, JR. of Illinois
Democratic Party Presidential Nominee
OBAMA BIOGRAPHICAL FACTS:
Senator, 2005 - present (elected 2004). Illinois
State Senator, 1997-2005 (elected 1996, 1998, 2002). Candidate
for Congress, 2000. Keynote Speaker, 2004 Democratic National
Attorney. Author. Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School,
1993-2004. Executive Director, Illinois Project Vote, 1992. Director,
Developing Communities Project, 1985-88. Financial Analyst, 1983-84.
B.A. (Political Science), Columbia University, 1983. J.D. magna
cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1991.
Born August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Married to Michelle
Robinson Obama. Two daughters. United Church of Christ.
R. "JOE" BIDEN, JR. of
Democratic Party Vice Presidential Nominee
BIDEN BIOGRAPHICAL FACTS:
Senator, 1973 - present (elected 1972; re-elected 1978, 1984,
1990, 1996, 2002). New Castle County Councilman,
1970-72. Candidate for President, 1988 (withdrew before first
primary) and 2008 (withdrew after Iowa caucuses).
Attorney (practiced law: 1968-72). Adjunct Professor, Widener
University School of Law, 1991 - present.
B.A. (History/Political Science), University of Delaware, 1965.
J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1968.
Born November 24, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Married to
Jill Jacobs Biden. Three children. Roman Catholic.