Elections '72: They Say That He Is Ambitious

CANDIDATES for the Senate do not come any younger than Joseph R. Biden Jr., 29, the Wilmington trial lawyer who is running a close race against Delaware Republican Senator Caleb Boggs. If he wins, he will become the youngest Senator ever popularly elected and seated with the new Congress. Under the strict interpretation of the Constitution* a Senator must be 30, and Biden would qualify with 44 days to spare.

He would, in all likelihood, also be one of the few Senators ever to jump motorcycles as a hobby. A college football and rugby enthusiast,...