Tammy Duckworth, First Thai-American Elected to Congress

Title

Tammy Duckworth, First Thai-American Elected to Congress

Description

From Wikipedia: Ladda Tammy Duckworth (born March 12, 1968) is an American politician and former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has served as the junior United States Senator for Illinois since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she represented Illinois's 8th district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017. Before election to office, she served as Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (200911) and Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (200609). Duckworth was the first Thai-American woman elected to Congress, the first born in Thailand elected to Congress, the first woman with a disability to be elected to Congress, the first female double amputee in the Senate. Duckworth is the second Asian American woman serving in the U.S. Senate, after Mazie Hirono, and before Kamala Harris. A combat veteran of the Iraq War, Duckworth served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and suffered severe combat wounds, which caused her to lose both of her legs and some mobility in her right arm. She was the first female double amputee from the war

Creator

US Senate Photographic Studio: Renee Bouchard

Date

Jun-17

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Tammy_Duckworth%2C_official_portrait%2C_115th_Congress.jpg/819px-Tammy_Duckworth%2C_official_portrait%2C_115th_Congress.jpg

Rights

US Senate

Publisher

US Senate

Contributor

Renee Bouchard

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Thai-American. Disabled. US Senate. Illinois. Veteran. Army.

Coverage

Illinois

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Tammy_Duckworth,_official_portrait,_115th_Congress.jpg/819px-Tammy_Duckworth,_official_portrait,_115th_Congress.jpg

Reference

US Senate Photographic Studio: Renee Bouchard, Tammy Duckworth, First Thai-American Elected to Congress, US Senate, Jun-17

Cite As

US Senate Photographic Studio: Renee Bouchard, “Tammy Duckworth, First Thai-American Elected to Congress,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 11, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/583.