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|