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  1. Monumental Achievement: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth leads a life filled with firsts. She is the first Thai-American woman elected to Congress, the first person born in Thailand elected to Congress, the first disabled veteran elected to Congress, the first female double amputee in the Senate, and the first senator to give birth while in office.

  2. She is the first Thai American woman elected to Congress, the first person born in Thailand elected to Congress, the first woman with a disability elected to Congress, the first female double amputee in the Senate, and the first senator to give birth while in office.

    • 1992–2014
    • Democratic
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  4. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is the first Thai American woman elected to Congress. She is an Iraq War veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Sen. Duckworth is the first woman with a disability who has been elected to Congress, and the first senator to give birth while in office.

  5. Jan 27, 2018 · A double amputee, she was the first disabled woman elected to the US Congress. Born in Bangkok to a Thai mother and American father, she was also among the first Asian-American women in Congress....

  6. Apr 07, 2021 · In 1964, history was made when Patsy T. Mink won one of Hawaii's seats in the United States House of Representatives. Her win made her a woman of many firsts, including the first Asian American woman and the first woman of color to be elected to Congress. Only a few years after the island territory had been annexed as a state, the young, punchy ...

  7. Jul 06, 2020 · An Iraq war veteran, Duckworth was the first Thai-American woman elected to Congress, the first female double-amputee in the US Senate and the first senator to give birth while in office.

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