Early Life

Bobby was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 10, 1971.

Bobby graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1988, and later attended Brown University where he graduated with honors in both biology and public policy.

He then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and received his graduate degree in 1994.


1988 Graduates from Baton Rouge High School
1991 Graduates from Brown University with honors, in biology and public policy
1994 Graduates from Oxford University as Rhodes Scholar with a graduate degree
1994-1995 Advises Fortune 500 companies as a consultant for McKinsey and Company
1996 Appointed Secretary, Department of Health and Hospitals; rescues Louisiana’s Medicaid program from bankruptcy by turning a $400 million deficit into three years of surpluses totaling $220 million.
1998 Appointed Executive Director, National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, a 17-member panel charged with devising plan to reform Medicare
1999 At the request of the Governor’s Office and the Legislature, volunteers his time to study how Louisiana might use its $4.4 billion tobacco settlement

Appointed President of the University of Louisiana System (16th largest in the U.S.)

2001 Appointed by President to be Assistant Secretary of U.S Department of Health and Human Services
2003 Resigns from federal post to return to Louisiana and run for Governor
2004 Elected to U.S. Congress, representing Louisiana’s first district
2006 Re-elected to U.S. Congress
2007 Elected Governor of Louisiana with 54 percent of the vote in the primary
2008 Sworn in as Governor of Louisiana
2012 Re-elected as Governor of Louisiana
2013 Sworn in as Governor of Louisiana


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