Jill Biden born Jill Tracy Jacobs is an American educator who served as Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 47th Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden.
Jill Biden Education
Jill Biden attended Upper Moreland High School, where she was somewhat rebellious and enjoyed her social life, but always liked English class. She graduated in 1969.
She then enrolled in a junior college in Pennsylvania to study fashion merchandising, but soon found it unsatisfying.
Jill has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, master’s degrees from Villanova University and West Chester University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Delaware.
She taught English and reading in high schools for 13 years, including 3 years at Claymont High School. She also taught adolescent program at the Rockford Center psychiatric hospital for five years in the 1980s. From 1993 to 2008, Biden was an English and writing instructor at Delaware Technical & Community College.
Since 2009, Biden has been a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College and was thought to be the first Second Lady to hold a paying job while her husband was Vice President.
She was born on June 3, 1951 in Hammonton, New Jersey, United States.She is 72 years old as of 2023.
Jill Biden Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
Jill Biden Family
Biden was born in Hammonton, New Jersey, and grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Donald C. Jacobs and Bonny Jean Jacobs.
Her father was a bank teller who became head of a savings and loan in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Her family name had originally been Giacoppa before her Italian grandfather anglicized it. Jill’s mother was a homemaker. She has four younger sisters
Jill Biden Husband
Jill Biden is married to Joe Biden, who serves as the current president of the United States. The two met on a blind date set up by Joe’s brother, though Biden had seen her photograph in a local advertisement.
They got married by a Catholic priest on June 17, 1977, at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City. This was four and a half years after his first wife, Neilla Hunter, and infant daughter died in a motor vehicle accident.
Joe Biden had proposed several times before she accepted, hesitant to take on the commitment of raising his two young sons who had survived the accident.
They had their daughter, Ashley, born in 1981, and Jill stopped working for two years while raising the three children.
Bill Stevenson Jill Biden | First Husband
Jill was previously married to Bill Stevenson, a former college football player, in February 1970.
Within a couple of years Stevenson opened the Stone Balloon in Newark, Delaware, near the University of Delaware which became one of the most successful college bars in the nation. After six years of marriage the couple divorced.
Jill is a mother of one daughter, Ashley, and stepmother to Biden’s two sons from his first marriage, Beau and Hunter, whose mother and baby sister died in a car accident in 1972.
Jill Biden Daughter
Biden’s daughter, Ashley Blazer, born in 1981 is a social worker and staffer at the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families.
Her net worth has not yet been publicly disclosed. However, her husband has an estimated net worth of $ 30 million as of 2023.
Jill Biden Religion
Biden is Roman Catholic and regularly attend Mass at St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine in Greenville, Delaware.
Jill Biden Book
- 2012: Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops: With Audio Recording
- 2019: Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself
Jill Biden And Michelle Obama
In April 2011, Jill and Michelle Obama founded a national initiative, Joining Forces, to showcase the needs of U.S. military families.
Biden is president of the Biden Breast Health Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides educational breast health awareness programs free of charge to schools and other groups in the state of Delaware.
In 2007, Biden co-founded the Book Buddies, which provides books for low-income children, and has been very active in Delaware Boots on the Ground, an organization that supports military families.
Biden runs five miles, five times a week, and she has run in the Marine Corps Marathon.