After being wooed by many Washington area community colleges, Jill Biden began teaching today at Northern Virginia Community College.
Vice President Biden's wife, a 28-year veteran educator, has been hired as an adjunct professor and is teaching two classes this semester at the Alexandria campus: an English as a second language course and a developmental English course. Each class has roughly two dozen students and will meet twice a week, for a total of about 10 teaching hours a week, Biden spokeswoman Courtney O'Donnell said.
"I am thrilled to return to the classroom to continue working with community college students, whom I greatly admire and enjoy teaching," Biden said in a statement. "I have always believed in the power of community colleges to endow students with critical life skills, and I am pleased that I can make a difference by doing what I love to do, teaching people who are excited to learn."
I has assumed Dr. Biden was the first VP spouse to work, but no:
Lynne Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, worked as a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative research institution, and wrote several books during her husband’s tenure. Lady Bird Johnson supervised her Texas broadcasting company while her husband was vice president.
Here's a little more on Johnson's company from Wikipedia:
In 1943, Johnson spent $17,500 of her inheritance to purchase KTBC, an Austin radio station that was in debt. She served as President of the company, LBJ Holding Co., and her husband negotiated an agreement with the CBS radio network. Lady Bird decided to expand by buying a television station in 1952 despite Lyndon's objections, reminding him that she could do as she wished with her inheritance. The station, KTBC-7 (then affiliated with CBS as well), would make the Johnson's millionaires as Austin's monopoly VHF franchise. Over the years, journalists have written about how Lyndon used his influence in the Senate to influence the Federal Communications Commission into granting the monopoly license, which was in Lady Bird's name.
Eventually, Johnson's initial $41,000 investment turned into more than $150 million for the LBJ Holding Company. Johnson remained involved with the company until she was in her 80s.