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|Birth Name||Piyush Jindal|
|Profession||Governor of Louisiana, Politician|
|Date of Birth||10th June 1971|
|Birth Place||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|School||Baton Rouge Magnet High School|
|College||* Honors in Biology and Public policy from Brown University, Rhode Island
*Master’s degree in political science from New College, Oxford. He attended there as a Rhodes scholar
|First Job||Consultant in McKinsey & Company (consulting firm)|
|Public Service entry||As secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), in 1996|
|Bobby||He wanted to be called Bobby after one of the characters of the ‘Brady Bunch’ TV serial. The name on his official records is still Piyush Jindal.|
|Hobbies||* playing tennis
* relaxing with friends
* spending time with his children
|Religion||During his teen years he converted from Hinduism to be a Roman Catholic.|
|Louisiana Transition||As the governor of Louisiana he has started LouisianaTransition.com to accept resumes’ of people ready to serve Louisiana.|
|Louisiana Medicaid program||As appointed Secretary, Department of Health and Hospitals he rescued Louisiana’s Medicaid program from bankruptcy by turning a $400 million deficit into three years of surpluses totaling $220 million|
|Policies||* Against abortion
* Opposing of stem cell research
* Against same-sex marriage
* supports India to develop nuclear power for domestic, commercial use
|Politics||* In 1998, he was appointed as executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare.
* In 1999, he was appointed President of the University of Louisiana System.
* In 2001, he was appointed by President George W.Bush as the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
* In 2003, he resigned from federal post to take part in Governor Election of Louisiana.
* He lost in 2003 election for Governor of Louisiana.
* He was elected to U.S. Congress, representing Louisiana’s first district.
* In 2007, he announced his intention to run for Governor of Louisiana.
* He won the election by 54 percent vote against the outgoing Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who defeated him in the 2003 Gubernatorial General Election.
* He defeated 11 candidates to become the youngest governor.
|Indian origin||* He is the first American Governor of Indian origin
* He is the second Indian-American to serve in Congress after Dalip Singh Saund, a Democrat who represented California’s 29th District from 1957 to 1963.
* He was ‘India Abroad Person of the Year’ in 2005.
* He is son of Indian immigrants.
|Facts||* He was chosen as one of America’s top 10 extraordinary young people for the next millennium by Scholastic Update magazine.
*His parents both natives of India moved to Baton Rouge when his mother received a scholarship to attend Louisiana State University.
*In High School he was voted as “most likely to succeed.”
*on his 16th birthday he started a computer programming internship at Louisiana State University, using skills he’d cultivated on his own through his passion for computers.
* He graduated early from Brown University with a perfect grade point average, earning undergraduate degrees in biology and public policy. He wrote two honors theses on the causes of state health care expenditures, both of which were printed in medical journals.
*He turned down admissions to medical and law schools at both Harvard and Yale.
|About him||Dr Joe Wilson, South Carolina Republican : “The son of immigrants, Bobby has built a reputation as a hard worker and dedicated public servant.”
Mike Honda, a Democrat from California : “His success in the political sphere is truly an inspiring American story.”
|Address||Will reside in the following address from January 2008,
Louisiana Governor’s Mansion
1001 Capitol Access Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
|Quote||My mom and dad came to this country in pursuit of the American dream. And guess what happened. They found the American dream to be alive and well right here in Louisiana.|