Jill Biden Set to Become the First Italian American First Lady

Nov 08, 2020 3355

Joseph R. Biden Jr. is the presumptive winner of the 2020 Presidential Election, after he secured 20 electoral votes by winning Pennsylvania on Saturday morning, The New York Times reports. But perhaps equally historic is the fact that his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, is set to become the first Italian American First Lady in our nation’s history.

Her story, and its humble beginnings, read like so many accounts that have been passed down from one Italian American generation to the next. Her grandfather, Gaetano Giacoppa, emigrated from Sicily to Ellis Island, and worked as a furniture deliveryman in New Jersey. Her father, Dominic, started as a bank teller and went on to become the head of a savings and loan institution in Philadelphia.

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SOURCE: https://www.orderisda.org

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