Good to hear of another ” first” for an American of Indian origin. Bobby Piyush Jindal, 36, was elected as the Governor of Louisiana.
Jindal, the son of immigrants from India, graduated from Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship after attending Brown University. He took over Louisiana’s health department in 1996 at the age of 24 and was named head of a national Medicare reform commission in 1998, president of the University of Louisiana in 1999, and a health policy adviser for President George W. Bush in 2001.
Indian-Americans have made a name for themselves in many fields over the years but this is possibly one of the few cases of one becoming successful in politics.