Who was Ambrose Finnegan? Joe Biden’s Maternal Grandfather and A Football Player in Santa Clara

Recently the news around Joe Biden and his family members are going in very trendy these days, due to his recent speech where he mentioned Ambrose Finnegan’ name and now people want to know who really is Ambrose. Let us find out through this article.


Who was Ambrose Finnegan?

Ambrose Finnegan was a maternal grandparent of the present United States President Joe Biden. He was born in 1884. As per sources, he was an advertising sales from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Apart from being an advertising salesman, he also worked at The Scrantonian newspaper.

As stated by Joe Biden in his recent speech, he was a very determined man and full of enthusiasm, well not much is known about him, but it is so far very much true that he was a very creative and punctual being.

Was Joe Biden’s Maternal Grandfather a Football player also?

On Thursday, October 20, the president of the United States gave an infrastructure speech at Fern Hallow bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he mentioned the name of his maternal grandfather Ambrose Finnegan.


This is not the first time, Joe Biden has dropped the name of his maternal grandfather in his speech, he even mentioned and brought up Finnegan’s name in one of his September 2021 speeches.

Therefore in the speech, he busted out some of the unknown facts regarding his maternal grandfather, where he stated that he was a football player once.

Thereafter he stated that his grandpa Ambrose Finnegan played football for Santa Clara College and thus in 1930 he moved back to his hometown of Scranton, therefore Biden refers to him as “Finnegan from Scranton.”

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What happened to Joe Biden’s Grandfather Ambrose Finnegan, how did he die?

Well, as per sources, Joe Biden’s Grandfather Ambrose Finnegan died on May 27, 1957, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The reason behind his death was not out, but as per sources, Joe Biden truly loved him.


Joe Biden in his recent speech also mentioned that Biden lived with his grandparents during his early years. He also provided both fodder and inspiration for Biden even after living with them for ages.

Not even this Biden in his 2022 State of the Union address also mentioned “I grew up in a family where, if the price of food went up, you felt it,”

Also as per sources, Ambrose Finnegan and his wife Geraldine Blewitt had Joe Biden’s mother, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan in 1917.

Therefore Ambrose Finnegan, Joe Biden’s grandfather who played in Santa Clara had a very rich legacy which filtered down to president Joe Biden.


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