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Bobby Jindal

Gov. Bobby Jindal

  • January 14, 2008 - January 11, 2016
  • Republican
  • January 10, 1972
  • Louisiana
  • Brown University; Oxford University
  • Married Supriya Jindal; three children
  • Representative


Bobby Jindal was sworn in as governor of Louisiana on January 14, 2008, and was sworn in for his second term in for his second term in 2011.

In 1994, Jindal went to work for McKinsey and Company as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies before entering public service. In 1996, he was appointed secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. In 1998, Jindal was appointed executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. At the conclusion of the commission’s work, Jindal was appointed president of the University of Louisiana System, the 16th largest higher education system in the country.

In 2004, he was elected to the 109th United States Congress representing the first district of Louisiana. In Congress, he served on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Resources. Jindal was re-elected to Congress in 2006.

Jindal graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1988 and went attended Brown University where he graduated with honors in biology and public policy. Following his graduation he attended Oxford University in England as a Rhodes Scholar.

He and his wife, Supriya, have three young children.

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