- NAME: Tammy Duckworth
- OCCUPATION: Activist, General, U.S. Representative
- BIRTH DATE: March 12, 1968 (Age: 45)
- EDUCATION: University of Hawaii, George Washington University, Northern Illinois University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Bangkok, Thailand
- Full Name: Ladda Tammy Duckworth
- AKA: Tammy Duckworth
- ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces
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Tammy Duckworth is the first Asian-American congresswoman for Illinois and the first disabled female veteran to take a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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In her new role, Duckworth focused largely on putting a stop to the cycle of homeless veterans. She also developed resources especially tailored to the unique needs of female veterans.
In 2012, Duckworth took a second shot at a seat in Congress, as a Democrat representing Illinois, and won. Her victory was twofold: Not only did Duckworth now have the platform to advance her political agenda, but she also became a living example for fellow female veterans, as the first disabled woman ever to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Prior to her injuries, Duckworth married Major Bryan Bowlsbey of the Illinois Army National Guard. She recently resumed pursuing her doctorate at Northern Illinois University. A lieutenant colonel, as of 2013, she was still conducting drills for the Illinois Army National Guard.
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