Here’s a look at the life of former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

PersonalBirth date: June 10, 1971Birth place: Baton Rouge, LouisianaBirth name: Piyush JindalRead MoreFather: Amar Jindal, engineerMother: Raj (Gupta) JindalMarriage: Supriya (Joly) Jindal (October 1997-present) Children: Slade, Shaan and SeliaEducation: Brown University, B.S., Biology and Public Policy, 1991; Oxford University, M.A., Literature, 1994 (Rhodes scholar)Religion: Born Hindu, converted to Roman CatholicismOther FactsFirst Indian-American elected to Congress since 1956.First Indian-American governor in the United States.Son Shaan was born with a heart defect and had surgery as an infant.Bobby Jindal delivered son Slade at home before the EMTs could arrive.As a boy, he insisted on being called Bobby after his favorite character in “The Brady Bunch.”Timeline1994-1995 – Associate at consulting firm McKinsey & Company.1996-1998 – Secretary of the Health and Hospitals Department for the State of Louisiana. Jindal restructures Louisiana’s Medicaid program from bankruptcy to surplus.1998 – Appointed executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare created by Congress in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.1999-2001 – President of the University of Louisiana System.2001-2003 – Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC.2003 – Runs for governor of Louisiana. Wins the Republican primary but loses a runoff against Democrat Kathleen Blanco.2004 – Elected to the US House of Representatives and serves two terms.October 20, 2007 – Elected governor of Louisiana with 54% of the vote in the primary, winning 60 of 64 parishes.2009 – Delivers the Republican response to President Barack Obama‘s first address to Congress.October 22, 2011 – Reelected to a second term as governor with 65.8% of the vote in the open primary, winning 64 of 64 parishes.November 2012 – Is named chairman of the Republican Governors Association for 2013.May 18, 2015 – Jindal announces that he is establishing a presidential exploratory committee.June 24, 2015 – Jindal announces he is running for president on social media. He later makes a formal announcement at an event in Kenner, Louisiana. October 20, 2015 – Jindal’s book “American Will: The Forgotten Choices That Changed Our Republic” is published. November 17, 2015 – Announces he is suspending his presidential campaign.January 11, 2016 – Leaves the office of governor as John Bel Edwards is inaugurated as his successor.Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal waves to the crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, where he spoke on February 26, 2015.Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal waves to the crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, where he spoke on February 26, 2015. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal waves to the crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, where he spoke on February 26, 2015.Hide Caption 1 of 20Jindal talks with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley before President Barack Obama addressed members of the National Governors Association at the White House on February 23.Jindal talks with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley before President Barack Obama addressed members of the National Governors Association at the White House on February 23. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal talks with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley before President Barack Obama addressed members of the National Governors Association at the White House on February 23.Hide Caption 2 of 20Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (center) campaign with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on November 3, 2014, in The Villages, Florida.Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (center) campaign with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on November 3, 2014, in The Villages, Florida. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (center) campaign with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on November 3, 2014, in The Villages, Florida.Hide Caption 3 of 20Jindal, a gun rights advocate, speaks during the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting Leadership Forum on April 25, 2014 in Indianapolis.Jindal, a gun rights advocate, speaks during the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting Leadership Forum on April 25, 2014 in Indianapolis. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal, a gun rights advocate, speaks during the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting Leadership Forum on April 25, 2014 in Indianapolis.Hide Caption 4 of 20Jindal greets President Obama at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans on November 8, 2013.Jindal greets President Obama at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans on November 8, 2013. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal greets President Obama at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans on November 8, 2013.Hide Caption 5 of 20Following Hurricane Isaac, which hit Louisiana in August 2012, Jindal takes part in a briefing with President Obama, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana (left) and Saint John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom in the Emergency Operations Center in LaPlace, Louisiana.Following Hurricane Isaac, which hit Louisiana in August 2012, Jindal takes part in a briefing with President Obama, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana (left) and Saint John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom in the Emergency Operations Center in LaPlace, Louisiana. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsFollowing Hurricane Isaac, which hit Louisiana in August 2012, Jindal takes part in a briefing with President Obama, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana (left) and Saint John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom in the Emergency Operations Center in LaPlace, Louisiana.Hide Caption 6 of 20Jindal campaigns for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on May 24, 2012.Jindal campaigns for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on May 24, 2012. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal campaigns for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on May 24, 2012.Hide Caption 7 of 20Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry walk together after a Perry presidential campaign meet-and-greet in Muscatine, Iowa, on December 21, 2011.Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry walk together after a Perry presidential campaign meet-and-greet in Muscatine, Iowa, on December 21, 2011. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry walk together after a Perry presidential campaign meet-and-greet in Muscatine, Iowa, on December 21, 2011.Hide Caption 8 of 20Jindal speaks with workers and fishermen involved in the cleanup effort of the BP oil spill on a command post boat in Barataria Bay on June 15, 2010, off Grand Isle, Louisiana.Jindal speaks with workers and fishermen involved in the cleanup effort of the BP oil spill on a command post boat in Barataria Bay on June 15, 2010, off Grand Isle, Louisiana. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal speaks with workers and fishermen involved in the cleanup effort of the BP oil spill on a command post boat in Barataria Bay on June 15, 2010, off Grand Isle, Louisiana.Hide Caption 9 of 20Jindal listens to reporters' questions in Venice, Louisiana, on May 12, 2010, after the BP oil spill, which has been called the largest environmental disaster in American history.Jindal listens to reporters' questions in Venice, Louisiana, on May 12, 2010, after the BP oil spill, which has been called the largest environmental disaster in American history. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal listens to reporters’ questions in Venice, Louisiana, on May 12, 2010, after the BP oil spill, which has been called the largest environmental disaster in American history.Hide Caption 10 of 20Jindal shakes hands with Marine Corps veteran Elmo Norton after speaking to delegates at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on April 9, 2010.Jindal shakes hands with Marine Corps veteran Elmo Norton after speaking to delegates at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on April 9, 2010. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal shakes hands with Marine Corps veteran Elmo Norton after speaking to delegates at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on April 9, 2010.Hide Caption 11 of 20Jindal, his wife Supriya and children attend the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV victory parade on February 9, 2010.Jindal, his wife Supriya and children attend the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV victory parade on February 9, 2010. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal, his wife Supriya and children attend the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV victory parade on February 9, 2010.Hide Caption 12 of 20Jindal tours reconstruction efforts at Jackson Barracks, the headquarters of the Louisiana National Guard, with then-President George W. Bush on August 20, 2008.Jindal tours reconstruction efforts at Jackson Barracks, the headquarters of the Louisiana National Guard, with then-President George W. Bush on August 20, 2008. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal tours reconstruction efforts at Jackson Barracks, the headquarters of the Louisiana National Guard, with then-President George W. Bush on August 20, 2008.Hide Caption 13 of 20Jindal speaks at St. David's Catholic Church in New Orleans with Sen. John McCain during the Arizona senator's bid for president in 2008.Jindal speaks at St. David's Catholic Church in New Orleans with Sen. John McCain during the Arizona senator's bid for president in 2008. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal speaks at St. David’s Catholic Church in New Orleans with Sen. John McCain during the Arizona senator’s bid for president in 2008.Hide Caption 14 of 20Jindal takes the oath of office on January 14, 2008 -- becoming the country's first Indian-American governor -- while his wife Supriya holds the Bible. Jindal takes the oath of office on January 14, 2008 -- becoming the country's first Indian-American governor -- while his wife Supriya holds the Bible. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal takes the oath of office on January 14, 2008 — becoming the country’s first Indian-American governor — while his wife Supriya holds the Bible. Hide Caption 15 of 20Jindal speaks to the media at a rally in Covington after his victory in the 2007 gubernatorial race.Jindal speaks to the media at a rally in Covington after his victory in the 2007 gubernatorial race. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal speaks to the media at a rally in Covington after his victory in the 2007 gubernatorial race.Hide Caption 16 of 20After he lost the gubernatorial race in 2003, Jindal ran for a seat in the U.S. House and served in Congress from 2005 until his inauguration as governor in 2008. Here, he joins Sen. Mary Landrieu and other members of the Louisiana congressional delegation at a press conference to discuss relief and recovery legislation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.After he lost the gubernatorial race in 2003, Jindal ran for a seat in the U.S. House and served in Congress from 2005 until his inauguration as governor in 2008. Here, he joins Sen. Mary Landrieu and other members of the Louisiana congressional delegation at a press conference to discuss relief and recovery legislation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsAfter he lost the gubernatorial race in 2003, Jindal ran for a seat in the U.S. House and served in Congress from 2005 until his inauguration as governor in 2008. Here, he joins Sen. Mary Landrieu and other members of the Louisiana congressional delegation at a press conference to discuss relief and recovery legislation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.Hide Caption 17 of 20Jindal concedes defeat in the 2003 Louisiana governor's race at his election headquarters, with wife Supriya and 2-year-old daughter Selia-Elizabeth at his side.Jindal concedes defeat in the 2003 Louisiana governor's race at his election headquarters, with wife Supriya and 2-year-old daughter Selia-Elizabeth at his side. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal concedes defeat in the 2003 Louisiana governor’s race at his election headquarters, with wife Supriya and 2-year-old daughter Selia-Elizabeth at his side.Hide Caption 18 of 20Jindal shakes hands with his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, at the Louisiana gubernatorial debate in 2003.Jindal shakes hands with his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, at the Louisiana gubernatorial debate in 2003. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsJindal shakes hands with his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, at the Louisiana gubernatorial debate in 2003.Hide Caption 19 of 20While campaigning for his first gubernatorial campaign in November 2003, Jindal gets a high-five from young supporter in Shreveport.While campaigning for his first gubernatorial campaign in November 2003, Jindal gets a high-five from young supporter in Shreveport. Photos: Bobby Jindal's career in politicsWhile campaigning for his first gubernatorial campaign in November 2003, Jindal gets a high-five from young supporter in Shreveport.Hide Caption 20 of 20Jindal at CPAC 2015Jindal and Nikki Haley and National Governor's Association dinnerJindal and Perry campaign for Rick ScottJindal speaker at NRA meeting- April 2014Jindal meets with Presindet Obama to talks jobs and the economyJindal President Obama hurricane Issac2012 Jindal walker2011- jindal perryBobby Jindal sp[eaks with those involved in cleaning up oil spill- June 2010Jindal listens to reporters on BP oil spillJindal addresses Southern Republican Leadership Conference with Perry, Palin- April 2010Jindal and NOLA Saits victory parade- 2010Jindal and President George Bush- August 2008Jindal campaigns with McCain 2008Jindal takes oath of office 2008- 2Jindal tours Louisiana as Governor electJindal and Louisiana Congressional delegation 2005Jindal loses 2003 gubernatorial raceJindal and Blanco debate 2003Jindal campaigns for governor 2003

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