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Bobby Jindal is an Amerocan politician and the first Indian American to be elected governor in the United States

InformationDetail
BirthdayJune 10, 1971
NationalityAmerican
FamousGovernor of Louisiana, Republicans, Brown University, Oxford University, Leaders, Political Leaders
IdeologiesRepublicans
City/StateLouisiana
SpousesSupriya Jolly Jindal
Known asPiyush
Childrens Selia Elizabeth Jindal, Shaan Robert Jindal, Slade Ryan Jindal
Universities
  • Brown University,Oxford University
  • Brown University
  • New College
  • Oxford
  • University of Oxford
  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School
  • Tulane University
Notable Alumnis
  • Brown University
  • Oxford University
Birth PlaceBaton Rouge
Political IdeologyPolitical party - Republican
ReligionCatholicism
Height175cm
GenderMale
FatherAmar Jindal
MotherRaj Jindal
Sun SignGemini
Born inBaton Rouge
Famous asGovernor of Louisiana

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Who is Bobby Jindal?

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal is an American politician of Indian origin who is the 55th governor of Louisiana. Upon being elected the governor in 2007, he became the youngest governor in the country at 36 and the first Indian-American governor in history. He is also Louisiana's first non-white governor since P. B. S. Pinchback’s short tenure during Reconstruction. Born to Indian immigrants in Louisiana, Jindal received a typical American upbringing as his mother wanted to ensure that her children fit in well with the others in the American society they grew up in. He was a bright student who excelled in academics and graduated from high school at the top of his class. He went on to study biology and public policy at Brown University. As a college student he developed an interest in politics and led Brown’s College Republicans student group. Wishing to further his education, he applied to, and was accepted by both Harvard Medical School and Yale Law School. However, he decided to go to Oxford, from where he received his M.Litt. degree in political science. He eventually entered into politics and served as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation during the Bush administration. Later on he was elected as the governor of Louisiana. In June 2015 he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential election.

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Childhood & Early Life

Bobby Jindal was born on June 10, 1971 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Amar and Raj Jindal. His parents were immigrants from Punjab, India. He has one younger brother.

He went to Baton Rouge Magnet High School where he proved to be a good student. He graduated at the top of his class in 1988. He was a talented tennis player and displayed entrepreneurial skills.

He attended Brown University where he had two majors, biology and public policy. He graduated in 1991 at the age of 20.

He was accepted into many prestigious institutions for his higher education and chose to study at New College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. He received an M.Litt. degree in political science with an emphasis in health policy from the University of Oxford in 1994.

Career

Bobby Jindal joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company after completing his studies. He then interned at the office of U.S. Representative Jim McCrery of Louisiana where he worked on healthcare policy.

McCrery introduced Jindal to Governor Murphy Foster in 1993. Foster appointed Jindal as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in 1996. Jindal impressed Foster with his in-depth medical knowledge and sincerity.

During Jindal’s tenure, Louisiana's Medicaid program went from bankruptcy with a $400 million deficit into three years of surpluses totaling $220 million. His tenure also saw a rise in child immunization and introduction of new and expanded services for the elderly and the disabled.

President George W. Bush nominated him to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation in 2001. In this position, he served as the principal policy adviser to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. He resigned in 2003 to run for the governor of Louisiana.

He lost the 2003 election for Louisiana governor though he gained much visibility and prominence during the campaigning. He became a well-known figure on the state's political scene and a rising star within the Republican party.

In 2004, he ran for Louisiana's 1st congressional district and won with 78 percent of the vote. Jindal won re-election to a second term with 88 percent of the vote in 2006.

He again ran for the governor of Louisiana in 2007, and this time won the election with 54 percent of the vote. He assumed office on 14 January, 2008. In this position he oversaw the mass evacuation of people in August 2008 prior to the Louisiana landfall of Hurricane Gustav and received praise for his leadership during the time of crisis.

He ran for re-election in the Louisiana gubernatorial election in 2011. This time he faced four Democrats, a Libertarian and four independents. A popular governor, he easily won the election with 66 percent of the vote in the first round.

After the presidential election in 2012, Jindal was listed as a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 Presidency. After thinking over the decision for a few years, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for presidency in June 2015.

Major Works

Bobby Jindal received a lot of praise for the way he handled the situation in August 2008 prior to the Louisiana landfall of Hurricane Gustav. He issued mandatory evacuation orders for the state's coastal areas and oversaw one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history. His timely actions ensured that the loss of life due to the natural disaster was minimized, with only 16 deaths in the U.S.

Awards & Achievements

Jindal received the Samuel S. Beard Award given annually by Jefferson Awards for greatest public service by an individual 35 years old or under, in 1998.

In 2011, he received the Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award for "outstanding public service” from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Personal Life & Legacy

Bobby Jindal married Supriya Jolly in 1997. The couple has three children. Their son Shaan was born with a congenital heart defect and had surgery as an infant. They are outspoken advocates for children with congenital defects, particularly those without insurance.

Top 10 Facts You Did Not Know About Bobby Jindal

Originally named Piyush, Jindal chose to call himself “Bobby” after his favorite character on ‘The Brady Bunch’, when he was around four years old.

Born a Hindu, he developed an interest in Christianity as a college student and was baptized in 1989.

Jindal was appointed the president of the University of Louisiana System in 1999—at 28 years of age, he became the youngest ever president of the system.

Aged 36 at the time he assumed the office of the governor of Louisiana, he became the youngest sitting governor in the United States.

He is the first Indian American to be elected governor of any state in the United States.

In 2008, Jindal was ranked one of the nation's most popular governors with an approval rating of 77 percent.

He is opposed to abortion and according to the National Right to Life Committee, he has a 100 percent pro-life voting record.

He believes that every child deserves a mom and a dad and is thus against same-sex marriages.

When his wife was pregnant with their third child and went into labor, the couple barely had enough time to call 911. He helped deliver the baby at their house with the help of medical coaching received by phone.

He is a fitness freak and loves to work out for an hour every day, even while travelling.

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Bobby Jindal biography timelines

  • // 10th Jun 1971
    Bobby Jindal was born on June 10, 1971 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Amar and Raj Jindal. His parents were immigrants from Punjab, India. He has one younger brother.
  • // 1988
    He went to Baton Rouge Magnet High School where he proved to be a good student. He graduated at the top of his class in 1988. He was a talented tennis player and displayed entrepreneurial skills.
  • // 1989
    Born a Hindu, he developed an interest in Christianity as a college student and was baptized in 1989.
  • // 1991
    He attended Brown University where he had two majors, biology and public policy. He graduated in 1991 at the age of 20.
  • // 1993 To 1996
    McCrery introduced Jindal to Governor Murphy Foster in 1993. Foster appointed Jindal as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in 1996. Jindal impressed Foster with his in-depth medical knowledge and sincerity.
  • // 1994
    He was accepted into many prestigious institutions for his higher education and chose to study at New College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. He received an M.Litt. degree in political science with an emphasis in health policy from the University of Oxford in 1994.
  • // 1997
    Bobby Jindal married Supriya Jolly in 1997. The couple has three children. Their son Shaan was born with a congenital heart defect and had surgery as an infant. They are outspoken advocates for children with congenital defects, particularly those without insurance.
  • // 1998
    Jindal received the Samuel S. Beard Award given annually by Jefferson Awards for greatest public service by an individual 35 years old or under, in 1998.
  • // 1999
    Jindal was appointed the president of the University of Louisiana System in 1999—at 28 years of age, he became the youngest ever president of the system.
  • // 2001 To 2003
    President George W. Bush nominated him to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation in 2001. In this position, he served as the principal policy adviser to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. He resigned in 2003 to run for the governor of Louisiana.
  • // 2003
    He lost the 2003 election for Louisiana governor though he gained much visibility and prominence during the campaigning. He became a well-known figure on the state's political scene and a rising star within the Republican party.
  • // 2004 To 2006
    In 2004, he ran for Louisiana's 1st congressional district and won with 78 percent of the vote. Jindal won re-election to a second term with 88 percent of the vote in 2006.
  • // 2008
    He again ran for the governor of Louisiana in 2007, and this time won the election with 54 percent of the vote. He assumed office on 14 January, 2008. In this position he oversaw the mass evacuation of people in August 2008 prior to the Louisiana landfall of Hurricane Gustav and received praise for his leadership during the time of crisis.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, Jindal was ranked one of the nation's most popular governors with an approval rating of 77 percent.
  • // Aug 2008
    Bobby Jindal received a lot of praise for the way he handled the situation in August 2008 prior to the Louisiana landfall of Hurricane Gustav. He issued mandatory evacuation orders for the state's coastal areas and oversaw one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history. His timely actions ensured that the loss of life due to the natural disaster was minimized, with only 16 deaths in the U.S.
  • // 2011
    He ran for re-election in the Louisiana gubernatorial election in 2011. This time he faced four Democrats, a Libertarian and four independents. A popular governor, he easily won the election with 66 percent of the vote in the first round.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, he received the Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award for "outstanding public service” from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
  • // 2012
    After the presidential election in 2012, Jindal was listed as a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 Presidency. After thinking over the decision for a few years, he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for presidency in June 2015.

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    Bobby Jindal's childrens is Selia Elizabeth Jindal, Shaan Robert Jindal, Slade Ryan Jindal

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    Bobby Jindal's notable alumnis is Brown University, Oxford University

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    Bobby Jindal's political ideology is Political party - Republican

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    Bobby Jindal's religion is Catholicism

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    Bobby Jindal's father is Amar Jindal

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    Bobby Jindal's mother is Raj Jindal

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    Bobby Jindal is Gemini

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