R. Hunter Biden
Robert Hunter Biden, of Delaware was nominated on May 16, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be a Member of the AMTRAK Reform Board. Biden's nomination was sent to the U.S. Senate for confirmation on May 16, 2006. If confirmed, Biden would serve for a term of five years, vice Michael S. Dukakis, whose term expired.
"R. Hunter Biden is one of Senator Joe Biden's (D-DE) three children. He was a founding partner of Oldaker, Biden & Belair, served as a Senior Vice President at a major financial services firm and most recently was a Presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he served as the Executive Director for e-Commerce Policy Coordination under Transportation Secretary" Norman Y. Mineta  during the Clinton administration. 
"While with the Administration he also participated in a number of international business development and policy missions to Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Mr. Biden has a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Yale Law School." 
"He serves as Counsel to Boies, Schiller, Flexner, LLP, a US national law firm based in New York. Mr. Biden is also an Adjunct Professor on Georgetown University’s Masters Program, in the School of Foreign Service. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of World Food Program USA and as a Director on the not-for-profit Board of the Center for National Policy, the Truman National Security Project and the US Global Leadership Coalition. Mr. Biden is Member of the CSIS Executive Council on Development, the Chairman’s Advisory Board for the National Democratic Institute, and the President’s Advisory Board for Catholic Charities in Washington D.C.
"From 2006 to 2009 Mr. Biden served on the Board of Directors of Amtrak, serving as Vice Chairman from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Biden was honored to serve as an Honorary Co-Chair of the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee and to have served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Previously, Mr. Biden was a founding member of the law firm Oldaker, Biden and Belair, LLP, was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Executive Director of E-Commerce Policy Coordination under Secretary of Commerce William Daley and was a Senior Vice President at MBNA America Bank. He is also a Member of the Bar in the State of Connecticut, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Biden received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Yale Law School."
Robert Hunter Biden (born February 4, 1970) is the second son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
All in the Family
James Ridgeway wrote in the December 13, 2005, Village Voice:
- "....Delaware senator Joe Biden's son, R. Hunter Biden, provides another example: In 2003, The New York Times reported, he joined MBNA America Bank, the huge credit card empire, as a management trainee after graduating from Yale Law School. He moved up the ladder, becoming executive vice president, and now is a partner of Oldaker, Biden & Belair, a D.C. lawyer-lobbyist shop. In that capacity during 2003, he got a $100,000 annual retainer from MBNA to advise the company on 'the Internet and privacy law.'
- "As it turns out, MBNA is Senator Biden's biggest contributor. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Biden raised $147,700 from MBNA employees from 1999 to 2004. MBNA's ties to the Bidens might seem ironic since the firm is usually viewed as a big Republican campaign fundraiser and was George W. Bush's sixth-largest contributor during last year's presidential campaign, with a total of $356,350...."
- Director, National Prostate Cancer Coalition 
- Partner/Associate, The National Group, LLP 
- Director, Truman National Security Project 
- Director, Burisma
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Articles & Commentary
- John M. Higgins, "The next big thing? Northpoint would compete with cable and DBS. All it needs is a little help from the FCC," Broadcasting & Cable, August 7, 2000.
- Tom Schatz, "The Northpoint Handout," Citizens Against Government Waste, October 10, 2003. re Northpoint Technology
- John McCaslin, "Dow's due," Townhall.com, November 5, 2003.
- Mark Locklear, "Lobbyists key in recognition fight" and "Tribe holds dinner to finance recognition effort," The Robesonian Online, July 2, 2004.
- James Ridgeway, "In D.C., It's All Relative. Congress members, staff, and lobbyists—one big happy family," Village Voice, December 13, 2005.
- Steve Goldstein, "Lobbying on the Hill is often a family affair," Knight Ridder Newspapers (The Mercury News), February 22, 2006.
- "More on Amtrak nominations," Getting There Blog, May 18, 2006.
- Jack Hitt, "The Diddly Awards. News: The 'that's no lobbyist, that's my wife!' award for familial connections," Mother Jones, May/June 2006.