Tammy Duckworth facts for kids
|United States Senator
January 3, 2017
Serving with Dick Durbin
|Preceded by||Mark Kirk|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 8th district
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Joe Walsh|
|Succeeded by||Raja Krishnamoorthi|
|Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs|
April 24, 2009 – June 30, 2011
|Preceded by||Lisette Mondello|
|Succeeded by||Michael Galloucis|
|Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs|
November 21, 2006 – February 8, 2009
|Preceded by||Roy Dolgos|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Grant|
Ladda Tammy Duckworth
March 12, 1968
|Alma mater||University of Hawaii, Manoa
George Washington University
Northern Illinois University
|Branch/service|| United States Army
Illinois Army National Guard
|Years of service||1992–2014|
|Unit||106th Aviation Regiment, 28th Infantry Division|
|Battles/wars||Iraq War (WIA)|
|Awards|| Purple Heart
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal with Oak leaf cluster
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with four Oak leaf clusters
Combat Action Badge
Senior Army Aviator Badge
Ladda Tammy Duckworth (born March 12, 1968) is an American politician. She is the United States senator from Illinois. She was a U.S. Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district from 2013 to 2017.
A member of the Democratic Party, she is the first Asian American woman elected to Congress in Illinois, the first disabled woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first member of Congress born in Thailand.
Duckworth ran for the United States senate seat against the current senator Mark Kirk in the 2016 Illinois senate elections. On November 8, 2016, she defeated Kirk in his bid for re-election to his U.S. Senate seat.
In April 2018, Duckworth gave birth to her daughter Maile, making her the first U.S. Senator to give birth while in office.
Images for kids
Duckworth speaks during the third night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado
Stop Kavanaugh press conference on September 6, 2018
Duckworth narrates the Salute to Fallen Asian Pacific Islander Heroes in Arlington, Virginia, June 2, 2005.
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