Joseph Biden: Family History

Family history

Stuttering runs in Biden's family. His brother Frank stutters 1, and his maternal uncle "stuttered, hard" 2a -- all his life -- and was known as "Uncle Boo-Boo" 3.

His brother Frank has had multiple alcohol-related legal run-ins 1.

Cited Sources
  1. Parry, Ryan; Butterfield, Alan; Boswell, Josh. Joe Biden's brother Frank owes dead man's family $1 MILLION for 80mph car crash -- but has never paid a cent in 20 years and the Democratic candidate did NOTHING to help. (Published 6 Feb. 2020. Downloaded on 2021-01-23.) Available on the web:
  2. Cramer, Richard Ben. What It Takes: The Way to the White House. New York: Random House, 1992.
    a  p.265

    Comment: This book -- an immersive biography of six contenders for the 1988 Presidential election -- is simply tremendous. One thousand pages, and you really don't want it to end. Makes it clear that success or failure in running for President ultimately rests on the personality of the candidate. The victor in this particular campaign, Bush41, was at all times willing to do "what it takes" to win the Presidency. There is no better book to discover what makes people at this level tick.

  3. Hendrickson, John. What Joe Biden Can't Bring Himself to Say. The Atlantic. 2020; Jan./Feb..   Available on the web at:

    Comment: Essential reading to understand Biden's stuttering.

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