Tammy Duckworth

official U.S. Congress photo of Tammy Duckworth c. 2013

Birth Name: Ladda Tammy Duckworth

Place of Birth: Bangkok, Thailand

Date of Birth: March 12, 1968

*English (father)
*Chinese (mother)

Tammy Duckworth is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois, since January 3, 2017. She was previously a Member of the House of Representatives from Illinois, from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2017, among other duties. She is a former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel.

Tammy was born in Bangkok, Thailand, the daughter of Lamai and Franklin G. Duckworth. Her father was American, and had English ancestry. Her mother was of Chinese descent. A picture of Tammy’s parents can be seen here.

Her family moved throughout Asia during her youth, while her father worked for the U.N. They eventually settled in Honolulu, Hawaii, during her teenage years.

Her father’s ancestry traces back in the U.S. to before the Revolutionary War, in which her ancestors fought. Tammy herself is a war veteran.

Tammy is married to Major Bryan W. Bowlsbey, a signal officer. The couple has two children.

Tammy’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Franklin Duckworth (the son of Philip Garthright Duckworth and Eliza Virginia Groves). Philip was the son of Aden C. Duckworth and Dorcas Ellen Wilt.

Tammy’s paternal grandmother was Winnifred Smith (the daughter of Gordon Robbin Smith and Daisy Deane Amick). Daisy was the daughter of John Henry Amick and Martha J. Scrivener.

Source: Genealogy of Tammy Duckworth (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

1 Response

  1. Kimmel says:

    Tammy looks fully Korean. Very surprised to see she is Chinese and of mixed ethnicity.

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