January 13, 2008

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Bobby Jindal set to take oath as Louisiana governor (PTI, January 13, 2008)

Indian-American Piyush Bobby Jindal is set to become the youngest governor of Louisiana after his inauguration on Monday at a grand ceremony.

The 36-year-old Oxford-educated Jindal's inaugural ceremony begins on the state Capitol on Monday and will feature live music, a 19-cannon salute and fighter jet flyover.

He will be the first person of Indian-origin to hold the governor's post, symbolising the growing clout of the Indian American community in the US political arena. He will also be the first non-White governor in the country since a Reconstruction era figure held the job briefly 130 years ago.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 13, 2008 9:15 AM
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the first non-White governor in the country since a Reconstruction era figure held the job briefly 130 years ago.

There was a non-White governor of Chinese descent in Washington. He was a very lack luster Democratic bureaucrat. May be that's why he was missed.

Posted by: ic at January 13, 2008 3:42 PM

In addition to Gary Locke (D-WA), Douglas Wilder (D-VA) was the governor of Virginia and he is black.

If you want me to get all "diversity-bean counting ninja" on you, Bill Richardson (D-NM) is hispanic. Isn't that considered non-white?

Posted by: pchuck at January 13, 2008 10:41 PM
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