Beau Biden Hospitalized
Biden's son recovering after 'mild stroke'
Doctor: Del. attorney general expected to make 'complete recovery'
Beau Biden, seen at right in 2007, had considered running for the Senate seat his father held before becoming vice president, but ultimately decided against it.
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updated 4:54 p.m. ET, Tues., May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden's oldest son is expected to make a full recovery after suffering an apparent "mild stroke" Tuesday.
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, 41, is in stable condition, according to Dr. Timothy Gardner, Medical Director of the Center for Heart and Vascular Surgery at Christiana Care Health System.
"He is in good spirits and talking with his family at the hospital," Gardner said. "He is fully alert, in stable condition and has full motor and speech skills. We expect him to make a complete recovery."
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Beau Biden will be transferred Tuesday afternoon to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia for further observation and examination, the vice president's office said.
Biden, 41, had considered running for the Senate seat his father held before becoming vice president, but decided against it.
In 2009, the younger Biden returned from a yearlong deployment to Iraq with his Army National Guard unit. He was a captain and military lawyer in the 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade.
The vice president traveled to Delaware on Monday afternoon for a previously scheduled trip. He did a round of morning show interviews from Wilmington Tuesday morning, and was supposed to return to Washington later in the day for his weekly lunch with President Barack Obama and a series of meetings on Afghanistan.
Dr. Jill Biden's scheduled tour of a women's health facility in Washington Tuesday afternoon was postponed.
Beau Biden was scheduled to deliver a speech Tuesday night at the University of Delaware, but that was canceled too.
Beau Biden announced in January that he would not run for Senate. The decision left the seat his father held for 36 years vulnerable.
The elder Biden was away from that seat for seven months in 1988 after undergoing surgery for brain aneurysms.
Beau Biden, who is married with two young children, has worked as an attorney in private practice. He also worked for the Justice Department between 1995 and 1997 and as an assistant U.S. attorney from 1997 to 2002.
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