Biden Chosen to Chair National Constitution Center

The former vice president will succeed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and begin serving immediately.

Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden will chair the National Constitution Center following a unanimous vote from the museum’s board of trustees.

Biden will succeed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and begin serving immediately. He joins notables who served the NCC before him, including former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.

Vice President Biden’s love for the Constitution and passion for teaching all Americans about its enduring principles have inspired people around the world,” NCC president and chief executive officer Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement released yesterday. “From his service in the Senate to his time in the White House, Vice President Biden has devoted himself to educating all Americans about the founding principles of the Constitution and their timeless relevance today. The National Constitution Center is America’s leading convening place for non-partisan constitutional education and debate, and all of us here are thrilled and honored that Vice President Biden will lead us as our chair.

Philly’s going to see a lot of Biden this year – both through the NCC and at the University of Pennsylvania, where he’ll lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and serve as the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor.

Biden said he was “honored” to accept the board of trustees position at the NCC, which is located on Independence Mall.

“The National Constitution Center’s mission to teach all Americans about the great document of human freedom that unites us has never been more timely, urgently needed, and inspiring,” Biden said in yesterday’s statement.

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