Jill Biden

American educator and academic; First Lady of the United States

Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden (nee Jacobs, previously Stevenson; born June 3, 1951[1]) is an American educator. Jill Biden is the First Lady of the United States. She is married to President Joe Biden. When he became Vice President in 2009, she became the Second Lady of the United States.

Jill Biden
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Biden in 2021
First Lady of the United States
Assumed role
January 20, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byMelania Trump
Second Lady of the United States
In role
January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byLynne Cheney
Succeeded byKaren Pence
Personal details
Jill Tracy Jacobs

(1951-06-03) June 3, 1951 (age 70)
Hammonton, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
  • Bill Stevenson
    (m. 1970; div. 1975)
  • Joe Biden (m. 1977)
RelativesBiden family
ResidenceWhite House (official)
Wilmington, Delaware (private)
EducationUniversity of Delaware (BA, EdD)
West Chester University (MEd)
Villanova University (MA)
Academic background
ThesisStudent Retention at the Community College: Meeting Students' Needs (2006)
Doctoral advisorBarbara Curry
Academic work
InstitutionsDelaware Technical Community College
Northern Virginia Community College

Early lifeEdit

Jill Tracy Jacobs was born on June 5, 1951,[1] in Hammonton, New Jersey.[2][3] She spent most of her childhood in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.[3] She attended the University of Delaware.

Marriage and familyEdit

She met Joe Biden in 1975. They married in 1977. In 1981, their daughter Ashley was born.

Personal lifeEdit

Biden has taught high school for 13 years. She has founded several charities. As the new First Lady, she continued to teach part time.

The Bidens live just outside of Wilmington, Delaware.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "RT @whitehouse Happy birthday, @DrBiden! - Take note @Wikipedia!". The White House/Twitter. June 3, 2013.
  2. Farrell, Joelle (August 27, 2008). "Colleagues see a caring, giving Jill Biden". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on September 1, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Terruso, Julia (October 14, 2020). "Jill Biden's Philly 'grit'". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on November 5, 2020. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  4. "For Biden, there's no place like a weekend home in Delaware". Tampa Bay. Retrieved August 22, 2021.