Historical Firsts For The United States

November 13, 2020

The 2020 US election resulted in many firsts. We’ve shared some already, but here are a few more about president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris.

US President-elect Joe Biden

1.  When US president-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office on January 20th, 2021, he’ll be seventy-eight years old and the oldest person to ever assume the role as president of the United States.

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

2.  US vice president-elect Kamala Harris will be the first female and Black and South Asian to assume the role as vice president of the United States.

Douglas Emhoff
By United States Senate – Senator Kamala Harris, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=93238061

3.  When US vice president-elect Kamala Harris is officially sworn in as vice president of the United States, her husband Douglas Emhoff will become the country’s first-ever second gentleman and the first-ever Jewish spouse of any president or vice president.

Champ with First Lady-elect Jill Biden By Chuck Kennedy – https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/image/image_file/dr_biden_uso_packages.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=96006372

4.  US President-elect Joe Biden and First Lady-elect Jill Biden’s dogs Champ and Major will join them when they move into the White House in January. Major, a rescue dog, will be one of only three rescue pets who have lived in the White House. Those before him? Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughter Luci’s rescue dog, Yuki, was the first, followed by Bill Clinton’s rescue cat, Socks!