Joe Biden inauguration: How was Hunter Biden's son named Beau? POTUS' eight-month-old grandson steals the show
President Joe Biden was seen dancing as he held grandson Beau, named after his eldest son
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and his wife Melissa Cohen named their son, Beau Biden(now aged eight months and a half), honoring Hunter’s elder brother, who passed away in 2015 after battling brain cancer. During Joe’s televised inauguration ceremony, young Beau's coos could be heard. Hunter and Melissa tied the knot in May 2019 and welcomed their son in 2020. Until now, the couple had not revealed their infant son’s name, but Joe Biden’s transition officials reportedly told reporters that one “Beau Biden” was among the family members who flew to Washington, DC, for the presidential inauguration.
Biden took little Beau in his arms as he watched his inauguration concert from within the White House. Biden danced along to the song ‘Lovely Day’ by Demi Lovato, while little Beau pointed at the screen. Little Beau was also on the stage with his parents to watch his grandfather’s swearing-in.
Beau Biden's Life and Death
Joseph “Beau” Biden was the first son of Joe Biden and his first wife, Neilia. Beau graduated from Archmere Academy and the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. After graduation from Syracuse University College of Law, he clerked for Judge Steven McAuliffe of the United States District Court of New Hampshire. He worked at the United States Department of Justice in Philadelphia from 1995 to 2004.
Beau Biden even worked as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard, where he attained the rank of Major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps as part of the 261st Signal Brigade in Delaware. He would later go to Iraq, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Beau Biden was all set to run for the Senate, but in January 2010, he confirmed that he is not considering a Senate’s post as he wishes to have a better focus on the prosecution of a convicted serial child rapist.
In 2010 itself, Beau Biden was admitted to Christiana Hospital in Delaware after complaining of severe headache, numbness, and paralysis. Later in May, he was transferred to a bigger facility in Philadelphia and kept for observation for several days. Two years later, he was diagnosed with brain cancer after experiencing weakness and disorientation. Beau Biden had radiation and chemotherapy treatments as his cancer remained stable for some time. However, he had to be admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland because of a recurrence of brain cancer.
Beau Biden died in Walter Reed on May 30, 2015, at age 46. He was survived by his wife Hallie Olivere, daughter Natalie Naomi Biden and son Robert Hunter Biden II. During the DNC final night, a video was played focusing on Beau Biden’s life and career achievements.
"Some voices are never silenced. Some work never ceases to change lives. Some people never stop inspiring even after they're gone. Beau Biden was a husband, father, brother, son, soldier, attorney general. He was given just 46 years on this earth," said narration over the video.