|Name||Jill Jacobs Biden|
Wilmington, Delaware , United States
|| June 05, 1951
Mar 14, 2013 12:34am
|Info||Jill Tracy Jacobs was raised in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. She met Joe when she was at the University of Delaware. They were introduced by Joe’s brother. They dated for two years before they married. She married Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. on June 17, 1977 at the United Nations chapel in New York City. When she married Joe, she married him as well as his two sons from his first marriage. She has said that the whole family married, including going on the honeymoon together. |
Joe Biden’s first wife, Neilia Hunter Biden, who he married in 1966, was killed in a car accident on December 18, 1972. His infant daughter, Naomi was also killed in the accident. Both of his sons, Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III and Robert Hunter Biden, were critically injured in the accident. The 29-year-old Biden was just a month away from taking his Senate seat for the first time. He took his oath of office in the hospital by their bedsides. Both of the boys completely recovered from their injuries.
In addition to Joe’s two sons, Jill and Joe had a daughter in 1981, Ashley Blazer Biden.
Biden is an English professor at the Delaware Technical and Community College. Professionally she has been a reading specialist, an English high school teacher and a teacher in a mental health institution.
Jill founded the Biden Breast Health Initiative that focuses on education of early breast cancer detection.