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Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Representative
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Net worth 2018: $900 Thousand
Industry: Soldiers
Residence: Bangkok
Country: Thai
BirthDay: 12 March 1968
Sigh: Aries
Education: George Washington University, University of Hawaii at Manoa, President William McKinley High School, Northern Illinois University

Tammy Duckworth was bornon 12 March 1968 in Bangkok, Thai, is U.S. Representative. Tammy Duckworth is an Asian-American war veteran and politician. She is the first disabled woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She also became the first Asian-American congresswoman for Illinois and is the first member of Congress born in Thailand. Her father worked for United Nations and traveled frequently which meant that her childhood was spent in several countries across Southeast Asia. After completing her graduation, she joined the military training and went on to become a combat pilot. In 2004, she was deployed to serve in the Iraq War, a mission which turned into a nightmare when she lost both of her legs after a rocket-propelled grenade struck the lower half of her body. While recovering physically and mentally from the incident, she transformed into an activist. Subsequently, she went on to become the director of the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs and advocated better health care facilities for war veterans. Later, when President Barack Obama appointed her as Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, she emphasized on the needs of homeless and female veterans. After serving on the post for a few years, she contested for a seat in Congress, as a Democrat representing Illinois and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Despite the mishaps which happened in her life, she continues to demonstrate amazing willpower and inspire everyone with her unbelievable strength.


$900 Thousand


In the 2014 general elections, she was re-elected to Congress from Illinois's 8th district


In November 2012, she won the elections against the incumbent Joe Walsh and became a Member of the U


In June 2011, she resigned from the post to launch her campaign to run for the U


In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed her as the Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs


Her activism motivated her to pursue a career in politics and in 2006 she ran for a Congress seat but lost by a narrow margin


In 2004, while pursuing a PhD at the Northern Illinois University, Tammy Duckworth was deployed to Iraq as a combat pilot


In 1996, she entered the Illinois Army National Guard


In June 1994, Tammy Duckworth married Major Bryan Bowlsbey, also an Iraq War veteran, whom she first met during her training at the United States Army Reserve in 1992


In 1992, she became a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve


In 1990, she joined the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps at the George Washington University in Washington D


In 1985, she completed high school from McKinley High School and then attended the University of Hawaii from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1989


Tammy Duckworth was born on March 12, 1968, in Bangkok, Thailand, to Franklin Duckworth, and his wife, Lamai Sompornpairin

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