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Joseph Biden cuts his 30th birthday cake with wife Neilia and son Hunter at a party in Wilmington, 1972. Picture by Bettmann Archive

Joseph Biden cuts his 30th birthday cake with wife Neilia and son Hunter at a party in Wilmington, 1972. Picture by Bettmann Archive

Joseph Biden cuts his 30th birthday cake with wife Neilia and son Hunter at a party in Wilmington, 1972. Picture by Bettmann Archive

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At 79, Joe Biden is the oldest commander-in-chief in American history. He began his national political career in November 1972, as a 29-year-old US senator for Delaware. Less than a month later, Biden’s wife, Neilia, and their infant daughter, Naomi, were both killed in a car crash. Biden’s two sons, Beau and Hunter, were seriously injured, but survived.


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