Biden a SEN at 29?

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  1. TomVols

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    How is this constitutional?
    (From Art I.3)

    I think I already know the answer.
     
  2. KenH

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    Joe Biden had turned 30 before he was sworn in.
     
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    According to Wiki, Joseph Biden was the fifth youngest Senator in history.

    I don't have a clue who the other four may have been, but Ken H. is correct, as to the 'how' of it.

    Ed
     
  4. Salty

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    The same principal was at work when Hillary "went shopping" for a State or Commonwealth that had an open Senate seat. As long as she was a "resident" by the time she took her seat...
     
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    Looks like he was the youngest ever legally, properly, and constitutionally seated. His birthday is in late November so he was 30 before the seating in January.

    Apparently there were a few (either 3-4) shady seating in the early 19th century, one senator being seated at 28 years of age.
     
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    John Eaton of Tn
    Armistead Maon of Va

    Here is a source
     
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    Am I the only one who thinks this guy has a modern spiked hair style?
     
  8. TomVols

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    Bingo. It was a trick question :smilewinkgrin:

    Residency is clearly spelled out in the constitution. You just have to live there at swearing in. The age thing is a little less clear.
     

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