Biden, Palin, life timelines in brief

Posted on: August 29, 2008

1942 Joe Biden born.
1964 Sarah (Heath) Palin  born.
1965 Biden graduates from University of Delaware in history and political science.
1966 Neilia Hunter marries Joe Biden.
1968 Biden graduates law school.
1969 Admitted to Delaware bar, Biden begins practicing law.
1970 Biden elected Castle County councillor.
1972 Biden wins election to United States Senate, the fifth youngest senator in U.S. history.
1972 Joe Biden’s wife and daughter killed in automobile collision.
1977 Biden marries Jill Jacobs.
1982 Palin on team that wins Alaska small-school basketball championship.
1984 Palin wins Miss Wasilla, Alaska beauty pageant and then wins runner-up Miss Alaska.
1987 Joe Biden becomes chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Biden runs for Democratic nomination for president.
Palin graduates from University of Idaho in journalism and political science.
1988 Sarah and Todd Palin marry.
1994 Senate passes Biden Crime Law (Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act)
1992 Palin serves as Wasilla, Alaska, councillor.
1996 Palin becomes Wasilla mayor.
1999 Palin elected president Alaska Conference of Mayors
2001 Biden becomes chairperson of the U.S Senate Committee on Foriegn Relations.
2002 Biden wins sixth Senate term.
Biden votes for military force against Iraq.
2003 Palin appointed Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
2006 Palin beats the incumbent governor for the Republican nomination.
Palin elected Alaska’s youngest governor and first female governor.
2007 Biden runs for Democratic presidential nomination for second time.
2008 Joe Biden named Democratic running mate.
2008 Sarah Palin named Republican running mate.


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