Where Were Top Politicians at Age 27?


In 1998—seven years after graduating from Brown University, where he experienced the joys of exorcism—Bobby Jindal was appointed executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. The following year, he volunteered his time to look into ways that Louisiana could use a $4.4 billion tobacco settlement, attracting the governor's attention and becoming the youngest-ever president of the University of Louisiana system as a result.

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