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Teacher, activist, gran, and ‘prankster’: The colourful life and career of new First Lady Jill Biden

A passionate educator and advocate for social issues, as well as a trusted political adviser to husband Joe, Dr Jill Biden will be the first White House wife to hold on to a paid job — the contrast with her predecessor could hardly be greater

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Secret weapon: Canny, energetic and low-key, Jill Biden was a constant companion by her husband’s side on the campaign trail. Photo: Getty Images

Secret weapon: Canny, energetic and low-key, Jill Biden was a constant companion by her husband’s side on the campaign trail. Photo: Getty Images

Secret weapon: Canny, energetic and low-key, Jill Biden was a constant companion by her husband’s side on the campaign trail. Photo: Getty Images

After four years of the mayhem of the Trump administration, a period of relative calm and sobriety in the White House can’t come quick enough.

In Melania Trump, we had a First Lady like no other: she had rumoured lookalikes; she would go viral simply by swatting away her husband’s hand in public; and she was caught on tape bitching about one of her primary duties: decorating the White House for Christmas.


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