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Biden And Family 1985
Joe Biden takes a mock oath of office from George H. W. Bush, accompanied by his family in Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 3, 1985.Lana Harris—AP
Biden And Family 1985
Joe Biden
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Barack Obama, Beau Biden, Jack Markell, Hallie Biden
Attorney General Beau and Vice Presidential candidate Senator Biden gesture on stage at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver
Vice presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden embraces son Beau at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver
Beau Biden, Hunter Biden
Joe Biden takes a mock oath of office from George H. W. Bush, accompanied by his family in Capitol Hill in Washington on
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See the Life of Beau Biden

May 30, 2015

Beau Biden, a former Delaware Attorney General and the elder son of Vice President Joe Biden, died at 46 following a battle with brain cancer, the Vice President's office announced Saturday.

An Iraq War veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, Beau was remembered in a statement for his professional accomplishments and as a family man. "Beau measured himself as a husband, father, son and brother," the Vice President said. "His absolute honor made him a role model for our family."

The younger Biden opted against running for reelection in 2014 but had been seen as a likely contender for the Delaware governorship in 2016.

He had suffered a stroke in 2010 and, in 2013, was admitted to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. He is survived by his wife, Hallie, and his children, Natalie and Hunter.

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