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Babbitt, Bruce Edward

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Born: 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician

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1938 - Bruce Edward Babbitt was born in Los Angeles, California.

 

1960 - Babbitt graduated from the University of Notre Dame.

 

1962 - Attended the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England on a Marshall Scholarship.

 

1965 - Received his law degree at Harvard Law School.   1979 - Appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve as a Commissioner on the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island, a six month investigation of the March, 1979 accident at a commercial nuclear power plant at Middletown, Pennsylvania.

 

1978-1987 - Served as a Governor of Arizona.

 

1985 - Founding member of the Democratic Leadership Council and the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.

 

1988 - Babbitt sought the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States.

 

         - Among his proposals was a national sales tax to remedy the then-record budget deficits piled up during the administration of Ronald Reagan.

 

1993 - Babbitt was considered by President Clinton to replace retiring United States Supreme Court Justice Byron White.

 

1994 - Clinton again considered Babbitt for the high court in when Harry Blackmun announced his retirement.

 

1997 - Babbitt was re-appointed in the Administration.

 

 

 


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