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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