PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected chair of the National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees.

Biden succeeds Jeb Bush, whose term ended in January 2016.

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“Vice President Biden’s love for the Constitution, and passion for teaching all Americans about its enduring principles, have inspired people around the world,” said Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center.

“I am honored to chair the National Constitution Center and to succeed Governor Jeb Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President George H.W. Bush at the head of this national treasure,” said Biden.

“The National Constitution Center’s mission to teach all Americans about the great document of human freedom that unites us has never been more timely, urgently needed, and inspiring.”

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In January, former President Barack Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

It was recently announced that Biden has been named Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he will lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.

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The University of Delaware is also collaborating with Biden to establish a new domestic policy institute.