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Tammy Duckworth

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Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Senator from Illinois


Who is Tammy Duckworth?

Tammy Duckworth is a United States Senator from Illinois. She is a purple heart Iraqi war veteran who lost both of her legs when she was shot down in Iraq in 2004. She retired from the military ten years later with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Tammy Duckworth also served as an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the Obama administration, and as a Congresswoman in the U. S. House of Representatives before becoming a U.S. Senator.

Tammy Duckworth has achieved a few historic milestones. She is one of the first female Black Hawk pilots to fly in combat, the first Thai-American woman elected to Congress, the first person born in Thailand to be elected to Congress, the first female double amputee in the U.S. Senate, and the first Senator to give birth while in office, and that was labeled a geriatric pregnancy since she was over 50 at the time. She was said to be on former Vice President Joe Biden’s short list as a potential running mate in the presidential election in 2020.

Daughter of the American Revolution

Tammy Duckworth was born in Thailand to a Thai mother and an American father. Her ancestry became a big news item in 2016 after a televised debate with the incumbent Senator Mark Kirk. When she brought up the fact that her ancestors had fought in every American war since the revolution, Kirk remarked that he was surprised her ancestor would come all the way from Thailand to help George Washington. Kirk's remark spurred numerous genealogists to start researching her ancestry to determine if what she said was accurate. They discovered that she had a couple of ancestors who served in the Revolutionary War and that she was a member of the DAR. However, her connections to the Revolution are much more numerous than what was reported as she has no fewer than eight ancestors who served in the Revolution. She also has a couple of descents from Mayflower passenger John Howland.

Famous Kin

Tammy Duckworth is among those who can trace their ancestry all the way back to Charlemagne due to her royal ancestry. Other notable ancestors are William the Conqueror, Alfred the Great, several French and English Kings, quite a few Magna Carta sureties, and a Mayflower passenger. She also has kinship to a number of signers of both the U. S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

U. S. presidential kin for Tammy Duckworth include John Quincy Adams, Millard Fillmore, Ulysses S. Grant, Chester Arthur, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, William Howard Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, both Presidents Bush, and a number of others. She also has a number of state governors in her family tree including Jonathan Trumbull (CT), Mitt Romney (MA), Thomas Dewey (NY), Jeb Bush (FL), Bill Weld (MA), Sarah Palin (AK), and many others.

Some celebrities that are kin to Tammy Duckworth include singer-songwriter James Taylor, TV personality Dick Clark, actress Jane Fonda, actor Humphrey Bogart, and many others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Tammy Duckworth

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Judd

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir James le Boteler

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Parke

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Wheeler

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Wright

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

4th cousin 5 times removed
via Jonathan Beebe

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

1st cousin 11 times removed
via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

14th cousin 7 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Wright

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin
via John Porter

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin
via Thomas Stanley

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Gorham

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Jonathan Webster

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Gov. William Leete

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Edward Norton

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via William Keeney

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Adrienne Marden

Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via John Prescott

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin
via Sir William de Ros

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin
via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir John Berkeley

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Margaret Stanley

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Willard Rockwell

Founder, Rockwell International

9th cousin 2 times removed
via John Moore

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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