Bobby Jindal

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Bobby Jindal (born June 10, 1971, Baton Rouge, La.), a Republican Representative of Louisiana's 1st congressional district, LA-01, was elected Louisiana's governor in October 2007. Although his family were Hindu immigrants from India, Jindal converted to Catholicism as a teenager.



  • In the mid-1990s, Jindal wrote some academic articles, which the Louisiana Democratic party claims are anti-Protestant. [1]


  • B.S., Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1991.
  • M.Litt., Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1994.


  • secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals 1996-1998.
  • appointed executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, 1998.
  • president, University of Louisiana system, 1999.
  • appointed Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services by President George W. Bush on March 7, 2001.

Elective office

  • Jindal won the Louisiana governor's race on October 20, 2007, becoming the nation's youngest governor. Jindal carried more than half the vote against 11 opponents, more than enough to win outright and avoid a Nov. 17 runoff. (See Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2007.)
  • elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Ninth Congress (January 3, 2005-present).

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