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South Carolina’s first female and Indian born governor

Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo Email Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo
January 2016
South Carolina’s first female and Indian born governor


Snapshots from Indian-American history
this month, that year


January 12, 2011
– Nikki Haley assumes office as the governor of South Carolina.

Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina, to an Indian Sikh family, Haley is one of two sitting Indian American governors in the United States. The other is Bobby Jindal, the current governor of Louisiana. Jindal assumed office on January 14, 2008.

Sindya N. Bhanoo writes the Observatory column in the Science section of The New York Times. She is also a board member of South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). This column’s material is from SAADA. https://www.saada.org/.

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