Currently alive, at 73 years of age.
1948 – Marc Racicot was born to Bill and Pat Racicot on July 24th, in Thompson Falls.
1966 – During his senior year in Libby High School, Marc led the team to its first and only state basketball championship.
1970 – Marc was elected student body President and set a record for most assists in a basketball game, 32.
1973 – Marc enrolled in the University of Montana Law School in Missoula, receiving his Juris Doctorate degree.
1976 – Marc was discharged from the Army as a captain, returning to Montana where he became deputy county attorney for Missoula County.
1977 – Marc became a state Assistant Attorney General, as well as Montana’s first Special Prosecutor, handling major cases for county attorneys across the state.
1980 – He ran for chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court, but was unsuccessful.
1982-1984 – He also ran for district judge in Lewis & Clark and Broadwater counties, respectively, but was also defeated.
1988 – Marc traveled across the state prosecuting scores of cases with a conviction rate of 95 percent. He lost only two cases in twelve years.
– Marc was elected Attorney General and took office in January the following year.
1993 – He served as Montana’s governor.
1995 – The Racicot Administration helped produce a $22.4 million budget surplus.
1996 – He sought re-election to a second and final term, with Judy Martz, a Butte businesswoman, as his running mate. On November 5th, they were overwhelmingly elected with 80 percent of the vote, the largest winning percentage for a Governor in Montana’s history and the largest winning percentage for any U.S. Governor.
2002 – Marc currently serves as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Nominated by President George W. Bush, he was unanimously elected to this position in January.
2003-2004 – He was the chairman of Bush-Cheney reelection committee.