Governor Bobby Jindal
Governor of Louisiana
Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is the Governor of the U.S. state of Louisiana. A Republican, before his election as governor, he was member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisiana's 1st congressional district, to which he was elected in 2004 to succeed now U.S. Senator David Vitter. Jindal was re-elected to the House in the 2006 election with 88 percent of the vote. He was the second ever Indian American elected to Congress.
On October 20, 2007, Jindal was elected governor of Louisiana, winning a four-way race with 54.2% of the vote. At age 36, Jindal became the youngest current governor in the United States. He also became the first non-white to serve as governor of Louisiana since P. B. S. Pinchback during Reconstruction; one of fewer than ten people not of mainly European ancestry elected governor of a state after Reconstruction; and the first Indian-American governor in U.S. history.
Jindal has been mentioned as a potential candidate in the 2012 and 2016 United States presidential elections, and is considered by many to be one of the front-runners for the Republican nomination. (read the entire Wikipedia article)
Personal Statistics of Bobby Jindal
Born: June 10, 1971 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality: American-born (Indian decent -- from the country of India)
Political Party: Republican
Spouse: Supriya Jolly Jindal
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Three Facts About Bobby Jindal
- He is the first Indian-American governor in U.S. history. (Indian as in the country of India)
- He is the youngest sitting governor in the United States. (Jindal was 36 when elected)
- He was chosen as "one of America's top 10 extraordinary young people for the next millennium" by Scholastic Update magazine.
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A Little About Indian-Americans
(not to be confused with American-Indians)
In North America the term Indian has an ambiguous meaning. Historically, Indian was commonly used to indicate Native American. If a more specific term was needed to differentiate; American Indian and East Indian were commonly used. American Indian has fallen out of favor and Native American is more commonly used to refer to the Indigenous peoples of North America. East Indian is still in common use. Currently South Asian is often used instead of East Indian. While some consider it derogatory, people of Indian origin use the term Desi to refer to the diasporic subculture of overseas Indians. The word "desi" means "countryman" in Hindi.
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- He is Piyush, not Bobby
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- Governor Bobby Jindal | State of Louisiana
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