Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden (born June 3, 1951) is an American educator and the current first lady of the United States as the wife of President Joe Biden. She was previously the second lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Since 2009, Biden has been a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College .
- Early Life and Career
- Second Lady
- Life After The Obama-Biden Administration
- First Lady
Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden was born on June 3, 1951, in Hammonton, New Jersey, to Bonny Jean Godfrey Jacobs and Donald Carl Jacobs. The oldest of five daughters, she grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. She graduated from Upper Moreland High School in 1969, then graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1975. In 1976, Jill Biden began teaching English at St. Mark’s High School in Wilmington. She then became a reading specialist at Claymont High School. At that time, she was also pursuing a Master of Education with a specialty in reading from West Chester University. She completed her first master’s degree in 1981. In 1975, she met then-Senator Joe Biden. They married at the United Nations Chapel in New York City in 1977 and she became the mother of his two sons, Beau and Hunter. Their daughter, Ashley, was born in 1981. Jill Biden taught English at Rockford Center psychiatric hospital while also pursuing a Master of...
As Second Lady, Dr. Biden focused on advocating for community colleges, military families, and the education of women and girls around the world. As the Obama-Biden Administration focused on recovering from the 2008 economic recession, Dr. Biden worked to underscore the critical role of community colleges in the nation’s economy. She hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges with President Obama and led the Community College to Career Bus Tour to highlight industry partnerships between community colleges and employers. She also became the honorary chair of the College Promise National Advisory Board, leading the effort to make community colleges free for hard-working students. The daughter of a Navy Signalman and the mother of Major Beau Biden, a soldier in the Delaware Army National Guard, Dr. Biden has been a longtime advocate for military families. As Second Lady, she launched Joining Forces with First Lady Michelle Obama, an initiative to support service mem...
Following the Obama-Biden Administration, then-former Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden launched the Biden Foundation and the Biden Cancer Initiative. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself was published in 2019.That was followed by her second children’s book, JOEY: The Story of Joe Biden,which was published in 2020.
As First Lady, Dr. Biden continues her work for education, military families, and fighting cancer. She is a professor of writing at Northern Virginia Community College.
- Marriage, Family and Career
- Professor and U.S. Second Lady
- Advocate For Military Families and Women's Rights
In the spring of 1975, Biden was set up on a blind date with then-U.S. Senator Joe Biden by his brother. In 1977, the Bidens were married. Biden helped her husband raise his two sons from a previous marriage, and they had a daughter of their own, Ashley, in 1981. Within two years, Biden was "itching" for more, according to an article in Voguemagazine, and decided to return to school. While working in a psychiatric hospital — where she taught English to adolescents with emotional disabilities for five years — Biden earned two master's degrees, from Villanova University and West Chester University. She went on to teach for three years at Claymont High School, and then at Delaware Technical and Community College. Biden also earned her doctorate in education from the University of Delaware in January 2007.
Biden has been a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College since 2009, the same year that her husband was sworn in as vice president of the United States after the 2008 presidential win of Barack Obama. In 2010, she hosted the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges with President Obama and continued to work on related outreach for the administration as later seen with the 2012 Community College to Career bus tour.
With one of her stepsons in the military, Biden became involved with the nonprofit organization Delaware Boots on the Ground, which helps families during times of military deployment. Biden and first lady Michelle Obama also launched Joining Forces, an initiative which has provided educational and employment resources as well as health/wellness services to military personnel and their families. She also wrote a children's book, Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops (2012), based on her granddaughter's story of a military family's experience with deployment. Additionally, Biden co-founded the Book Buddies program. On November 6, 2012, Joe Biden was reelected to a second term as vice president. After President Obama's acceptance speech, Jill Biden appeared with her husband, their family and the Obama family onstage at the McCormick Place in Chicago to celebrate the reelection. She served as America's second lady until January 2017. Jill Biden has maintained her work as an advocate for mi...
May 21, 2021 · Bygones appeared to be bygones at the White House Friday, with first lady Jill Biden getting chummy with Vice President Kamala Harris -- days after a forthcoming book revealed Biden said Harris ...
Mar 29, 2020 · Jill Biden with her husband Joe Biden and daughter Ashley Biden. After some time, Jill Biden got married to her spouse on 17 June 1977 at United Nations, New York. This was also the second marriage of Joe Biden. His first wife “Neilia Hunter” died in an automobile accident. She is the step-mother of Beau Biden and Robert Hunter Biden.
- The wife of 47th Vice President Joe Biden.
- Jill Biden.
- Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden.
- Educator and Politician.
Jun 03, 2021 · U.S. President Joe Biden picks a dandelion for first lady Jill Biden as they walk to Marine One on the Ellipse near the White House on April 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. Credit: Sarah Silbiger ...
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