Ex-VP Biden elected chair of National Constitution Center

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 15, 2017 10:46 AM

Photo by AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek

Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking, Friday Jan. 15, 2016, as Dr. Francis Collins, right, listen during a roundtable discussion in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

(Philadelphia) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected chair of the board of trustees at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center.

The center made the announcement Wednesday that Biden will succeed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose term ended in January.

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the center, says Biden's "love for the constitution, and passion for teaching all Americans about its enduring principles, have inspired people around the world."

Biden says he's honored to succeed former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush at the head of such a "national treasure."

Biden will also be splitting his time between programs at the University of Delaware and the University of Pennsylvania as part of his post-White House life.

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