Beau Biden, Son of Vice President Joe Biden, Suffers Stroke

May 12, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Vice-President Joe Biden and sons Hunter Biden (L) and Beau Biden walk in the Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C. Beau Biden, Delaware's attorney general, was hit by a sudden stroke Tuesday.  (David McNew/Getty Images)
Vice-President Joe Biden and sons Hunter Biden (L) and Beau Biden walk in the Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C. Beau Biden, Delaware's attorney general, was hit by a sudden stroke Tuesday. (David McNew/Getty Images)
Beau Biden, Delaware’s attorney general and son of Vice President Joe Biden, was hit by a sudden stroke Tuesday, attracting immediate attention from the White House.

Beau Biden, 41, was admitted to a hospital in Newark, Delaware, after suffering the stroke. He reportedly had no preexisting condition leading up to the incident.

A statement from the White House reported that Beau Biden was “alert and awake” at Christiana Medical Center. His parents were said to be by his side, along with his wife.

The Biden family relocated to Delaware after first living in Pennsylvania. Beau Biden grew up in Delaware and followed in his father's footsteps to the world of politics. In 2007, he was elected to the position of Delaware’s attorney general.

Vice President Joe Biden recently organized the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Biden took on the responsibility of delegating $452 million from the Recovery Act designed to jump start environmentally friendly groups across the United States.