Tamara Grigsby

American politician

Tamara D. Grigsby (November 19, 1974 – March 15, 2016) was an American social worker. She was a university professor from Wisconsin. She served as a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 18th Assembly District, from 2005 until 2013.

Tamara Grigsby
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Grigsby in 2009
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 18th district
In office
Personal details
Born(1974-11-19)November 19, 1974
Pullman, Washington
DiedMarch 15, 2016(2016-03-15) (aged 41)
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materHoward University,
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Professionsocial worker, university professor

Grigby's staff announced on December 22, 2011 that she was hospitalized in intensive care, battling cancer.[1] In April 2012, Grigsby announced she would be retiring from the Assembly to recover her strength.[2] Her death was announced on March 15, 2016.[3]


  1. "State Rep. Tamara Grigsby in intensive care, fighting unknown illness". WTMJ-TV. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  2. 'Two State Legislators Plan To Retire,' La Crosse Tribune, April 18, 2012, p. B-2.
  3. Former state Rep. Tamara Grigsby dies