Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr., (b. 1942) US Democratic candidate in the 2008 Presidential election.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr
The family moved to Delaware when Joe was ten years old and he was raised in New Castle County, Delaware where his father was a car salesman. Joe Jr graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse University College of Law. He was first elected to the Senate in 1972 when he was 29.
While he was in law school he married Neilia Hunter, they had three children: Joseph R "Beau" Biden III, Robert Hunter Biden, and Amy Biden. His wife and infant daughter died in a car accident in 1972/4. In 1977 he married Jill Tracy Jacobs. They had one daughter Ashley. Currently a US Senator from Delaware, he has been in government for 33 years.
He is currently running on the Democratic ticket for the US Presidential Election of 2008. His Democratic challengers are: Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, and Bill Richardson
Secondary sources for 1
- Irish People and Ireland, "Joe Biden"
- Ancestry research of William Addams Reitwiesner on Joe Biden
- Joe Biden on Wikipedia
Joseph Robinette Biden
Joe Biden was born Nov 13, 1915 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Joseph H Biden and his wife Mary Elizabeth Robinette. While he was a boy, the family moved to Wilmington, and later to Scranton, Pennsylvania.
He married Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan of Scranton in 1941, while he was employed as a sales representative for Amoco Oil Company. They had at three sons and a daughter, including Joe Biden Jr in 1942, while living in Scanton, Pennsylvania.
Primary sources for 1
- 1920 Census of Baltimore, Maryland showing "Joseph H Biden, 27, b MD; Mary E 25, b MD; Joseph R 4 6/12, b MD; Mary A 2 11/12; Frank H 1 4/12"
- Social Security Death Index showing "Joseph R Biden Sr, born 13 Nov 1915, SSN issued by Maryland, died 2 Sep 2002, last residence Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware"