President Biden said at a wildfire-focused event in Idaho Monday that his “first job offer” came from the local lumber and wood-products business Boise Cascade, but the company says it has “no record” of that being true.
Biden, who is renowned for sharing memories that did not happen, said that he regularly mentioned the job offer to his Senate colleague from Idaho, the late Democratic Sen. Frank Church.
“I used to tell Frank Church this, I got a — my first job offer, where I wanted — my wife, deceased wife and I wanted to move to Idaho because we — not a joke — it’s such a beautiful, beautiful state. And I interviewed for a job at Boise Cascade,” Biden said.
He added: “And in the meantime there was a war going on. Anyway. But the whole point was that I used to always kid Frank.”
But Boise Cascade spokeswoman Lisa Tschampl told The Post, “We have no record of President Biden’s application or of him having worked for the company. “
Tschampl said that “we checked our system internally and nothing has turned up.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Post was unable to locate any prior record of Biden mentioning the company — including in news clippings archived by the Nexis and Factiva databases.
Biden’s 2007 memoir “Promises to Keep” does not mention the company or a desire to move to Idaho.
It’s unclear where the Idaho lumber application would fit in the president’s Delaware-centric legal and political career.
Biden graduated from Syracuse University’s law school in 1968 and received a medical draft deferment from the ongoing Vietnam War due to a history of asthma. He then worked as a law clerk and public defender in Delaware before he joined the New Castle County Council in 1970.
His autobiography says Biden and his late wife, Neilia, whom he married in 1966 while in law school, moved to his home state of Delaware in 1968 shortly after he earned his law degree.
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