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Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal
Personal data
Date of birthJune 10, 1971(age 44)
Place of birthBaton Rouge, Louisiana
Political partyRepublican Party
SpouseSupriya Jolly
ChildrenSelia Elizabeth
Shaan Robert
Slade Ryan
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
Alma materBrown University
New College, Oxford
ProfessionManagement consultant
ReligionRoman Catholic
55th Governor of Louisiana
Assumed officeJanuary 14, 2008
LieutenantMitch Landrieu (2008-10)
Scott Angelle (2010)
Jay Dardenne (since 2010)
Preceded byKathleen Blanco
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 1st district
In officeJanuary 3, 2005 - January 14, 2008
Succeeded bySteve Scalise
Preceded byDavid Vitter

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Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and formerly a member of the United States House of Representatives. He is a member of the Republican Party.

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 serving governor in the United States. However, on January 12, 2011, he became the second-youngest current U.S. governor, after Nikki Haley of South Carolina. He is the first Indian-American governor in the country In 2008, Governor Jindal was ranked one of the nation's most popular governors with an approval rating of 77%.

Before Jindal was elected governor, he was a member of Congress for Louisiana's 1st congressional district, elected in 2004. Jindal was re-elected to the House in the 2006 election with 88% of the vote. He was the second Indian-American elected to Congress.

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