Babbitt, Bruce Edward

Born: Jun 27, 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician

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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