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Governor Bobby Jindal

Updated on July 30, 2014

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)

Indian Americans are citizens of the United States who claim ancestry originating in India. The U.S. Census Bureau popularized the term Asian Indian to avoid confusion with "American Indian".

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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      Bartukas 5 years ago

      Interesting lens

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      really happy to hear about a american indian (i mean east indian) in such a higher post. well presented lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Shared your lens at my blog called "My Diversity Corner". FYI. *** The aim of my blog is to show how the true colors of America along with the true colors of the rest of the world, blend. So I wish we'd all stop this stupid fighting!

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Bobby Jindal is very impressive. I've heard him speak many times on radio, but didn't know much about him. He's much younger than I expected. Thanks for putting together this resource.

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      sugunalinus 6 years ago

      Nice to hear from you about Jindal. I, being an Indian, am very much excited to see a beautiful lens about an Indian decent. Thankyou for sharing.

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      He sounds like quite a man and wish him the best of luck. Would have liked to hear more about your personal thoughts on him and will keep my eye out for it.

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      glenbrook 7 years ago

      I hope he runs for President in 2012 and wins. We need someone in the White House who wants to build our country up instead of destroying it from within.

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      jolou 7 years ago

      I didn't realize he was that young. He has a great future ahead of him.

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      draftstormy 9 years ago

      Great Lens. Lots of good info.

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      draftstormy 9 years ago

      Great Lens. Lots of good info.

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      rydigga 9 years ago

      He's a great young up and comer in the Republican Party, I look for big things from him.

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      SiddharthSingh 9 years ago

      I have something to share on the term "Indians".

      Christopher Columbus had actually set out to discover a new sea route to India from Europe. His intent was to land on the east coast of India. Till that time, the American continent had not been 'discovered'. When Columbus found land and went in, he discovered the original inhabitants. Since they also had brown skins (like Indians), Columbus and his party believed that they have reached India. Therefore, they thought they have met Indians, and the term has stuck since then.

      One more thing. America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer.

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      Susan Deppner 9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I have been hearing a lot about your governor and saw him on Face the Nation this morning. Very, very impressive. Hope to see much more of him in national politics in the future. Thanks for the informative lens!

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      RUBYREDWINE 10 years ago


      Bobby Jindal has a Great Vision for the State of Louisiana. He has my Support and my Respect for his efforts to clean up Louisianas Reputation!!!