- Occupation: Teacher
- Sign: Gemini
- Date of birth: Sunday 03 June 1951 (age: 69)
- Country: United States
Jill Biden, born Jill Tracy Jacobs, was born on June 3, 1951 in New Jersey. The eldest of five daughters, she is the daughter of a bank employee and a housewife. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and began a career as a teacher, which she pursued while still in school. She earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of West Chester in 1981 and a Master’s degree in English from Villanova University in 1987. In 2007, she obtained a PhD in Education from the University of Delaware.
On the private side, she married Bill Stevenson in 1970. But five years later, they were divorced. She met Joe Biden at the university and the couple married on June 17, 1977. She gave birth to a daughter, Ashley Blazer, on June 8, 1981. Jill Biden then interrupted her career to take care of her daughter and Beau and Hunter, her husband’s two sons. Joe Biden had a family tragedy before he met Jill; he lost his first wife and daughter in a car accident, which was survived by his two boys.
Jill Biden then resumed her job as an English teacher. She also chairs or takes an active part in several associations, particularly in the fight against breast cancer and in supporting children from modest backgrounds through reading.
On November 4, 2008, when Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, Joe Biden was appointed Vice President. In January 2009, before he was sworn in, he resigned as Senator of Delaware. In November 2012, he was re-elected as Vice President of the United States. Jill Biden thus becomes, during this period, the Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
In May 2015, Joe Biden’s eldest son, Beau Biden, died of brain cancer at the age of 46.
In April 2019, Joe Biden entered the race for the 2020 presidential election and became the U.S. Democratic Party candidate against Donald Trump. On November 7, 2020, four days after the presidential election, the American media put an end to the suspense and announced the victory of Joe Biden, elected 46th president of the United States.