A color photograph of Joe Biden with long hair on a blue background.
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. is the 47th Vice President of the United States, jointly elected with President Barack Obama. He is a member of the Democratic Party and was a United States Senator from Delaware from January 3, 1973, until his resignation on January 15, 2009, following his election to the Vice Presidency. When Obama announced his running mate, Biden's hair gained national attention. Biden infamously underwent hair “plug” surgery and was seen during the early stages of it on national television during the Anita Hill senate hearings. He has been scrutinized about his hair now that he is back in the spotlight.