Joe Biden, carries both of his sons, Joseph, left, and Robert, right, during an appearance at the 1972 Democratic state convention with his wife Neilia Biden. Standing with the Bidens are Gov. Sherman W. Tribbitt and his wife, Jeanne. Biden, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, moved to Delaware as a young teen. After graduating law school, he started a family there and made a run for the Senate in 1972. He won an upset victory, becoming the fifth youngest senator in U.S. history.