Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New Indian Governor of Louisiana

Louisiana elected its first Indian-American governor on 10/22/07. 36-year-old Republican Bobby Jindal became the first non-white Louisiana governor since Reconstruction and the youngest sitting governor in the country.

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (May 10, 1837 – December 21, 1921) was the first African American to become governor of a U.S. state. Pinchback, a Republican, served as the governor of Louisiana for thirty-five days, from December 9, 1872, to January 13, 1873 during Reconstruction. He is pictured below:


Anonymous said...


Did you do any research on PBS? just curious; he is a relative.

Karen Burney said...


Who are you related to? Bobby Jindal or Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback?

No, I did not do research on either gentlemen on PBS. My research on Jindal came from current news reporting agencies and the information on Pinchback came from politcal and Louisiana historical documents.

Let me know which person you are related to and if you need help gathering genealogical information on him, maybe I can help. Thanks for your interest

Karen Burney said...


Sorry, I read you comment very quickly and thought you were asking if my research was done on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)(smile)I now realize that you asked if I had done any other research on PBS Pinchback, who is your relative.

Yes, I did I did research Mr. Pinchback. If you can supply your email address, I can send you some information.

FYI-I won't share your email address with anyone.