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Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr., (b. 1942) US Democratic candidate in the 2008 Presidential election.

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Joseph Robinette Biden Jr

Joe Biden was born Nov 20, 1942 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, the eldest child of Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr. and his wife Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan.

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

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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.

Joe Sr. died Sep 2, 2002 in Wilmington, Delaware at the home of his son Joe Jr.

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  • 1930 Census of Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware showing "Joseph H Biten (sic), head, rents, 36, married first at 21, MD/MD/MD, Sales ???, ?? Store; Mary E, wife, 34, married first at 19, MD/WV/OH; Joseph R, son, 14, MD; Mary A, daughter, 13, MD; Frank H, son, 11, MD
  • 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"

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Catherine Eugenia Finnegan

Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan married Joseph Robinette Biden 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.

She was still alive Sep 2002 when her husband died while living at the home of their eldest son.

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  • 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"

Joseph H Biden

Joseph H Biden was born 1893/4 in Maryland. He married in 1914/5 to Mary Elizabeth Robinette and the family lived in 1920 in Baltimore. By 1930 they had moved to Wilmington, Delaware.

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  • 1930 Census of Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware showing "Joseph H Biten (sic), head, rents, 36, married first at 21, MD/MD/MD, Sales ???, ?? Store; Mary E, wife, 34, married first at 19, MD/WV/OH; Joseph R, son, 14, MD; Mary A, daughter, 13, MD; Frank H, son, 11, MD

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Mary Elizabeth Robinette

Mary Elizabeth Robinette was born 1895/6 in Maryland. She married in 1914/5 to Joseph H Biden and the family lived in 1920 in Baltimore. By 1930 they had moved to Wilmington, Delaware.

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Ambrose Finnegan

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Geraldine Bluet

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