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Bruce Babbitt

47th United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
January 22, 1993 – January 2, 2001
Preceded by Manuel Lujan Jr.
Succeeded by Gale Norton
20th Governor of Arizona
In office
March 4, 1978 – January 6, 1987
Preceded by Wesley Bolin
Succeeded by Evan Mecham
Born June 27, 1938
Los Angeles, California
Political party Democrat

Bruce Edward Babbitt (born June 27, 1938), a Democrat, served as United States Secretary of the Interior and as Governor of Arizona. Bruce Babbitt source: [www. ... The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Manuel Lujan, Jr. ... Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton Gale Ann Norton (born March 11, 1954) served as the 48th United States Secretary of the Interior, serving under President George W. Bush. ... This is a list of Governors of Arizona: See also Governors of Arizona Territory Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Arizona ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wesley Bolin (July 1, 1909–March 4, 1978) served as governor of the U.S. state of Arizona between 1977 and 1978. ... Evan Mecham Evan Mecham (pronounced []) (born May 12, 1924) is a former American politician and the 19th governor of Arizona. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... This is a list of Governors of Arizona: See also Governors of Arizona Territory Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Arizona ...


Born in Los Angeles, California, Babbitt graduated from the University of Notre Dame, and attended the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England on a Marshall Scholarship, and then received his law degree at Harvard Law School. Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a leading Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The University of Newcastle upon Tyne is a British university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... The official logo of the Marshall Scholarship is a blended image of the US and UK flags. ... Harvard Law School (HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ...


Babbitt was elected Attorney General of Arizona. When Governor Wesley Bolin died in office, Babbitt succeeded to the governorship. Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Wesley Bolin (July 1, 1909–March 4, 1978) served as governor of the U.S. state of Arizona between 1977 and 1978. ...


Normally the Arizona Secretary of State would have been next in line to become governor, but Bolin had held that office before succeeding his predecessor, who resigned to accept an ambassadorship.


He married Harriet Coons (known as Hattie) in 1968.


In 1979, Babbitt was 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. James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station consists of two nuclear reactors, each with its own containment building and cooling towers. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...


Babbitt proved popular as governor and election to two full terms for the office despite his Democratic affiliation in a Republican state. Babbitt served as governor of Arizona from 1978 to 1987.


A founding member of the Democratic Leadership Council and the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association in 1985, Babbitt sought the Democratic Party's 1988 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. He enjoyed positive press attention (called a "boomlet" in USA Today), but after finishing out of the top tier of candidates in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, he dropped out of the race. In an intentional reference to Richard Nixon (who said after losing the California governorship that the press "won't have [me] to kick around anymore"), Babbitt joked in his last campaign press conference that the media "won't have Bruce Babbitt to puff up anymore." The Democratic Leadership Council is a non-profit corporation[1] that argues that the United States Democratic Party should shift away from traditionally populist positions. ... The Democratic Governors Association is a Washington, D.C.-based organization founded in 1983, consisting of U.S. state and territorial governors affiliated with the Democratic Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...


After leading the League of Conservation Voters, Babbitt served for eight years, 1993-2001, as the United States Secretary of the Interior during Bill Clinton's administration. The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


In 1993, Babbitt was very seriously considered by President Clinton to replace retiring United States Supreme Court Justice Byron White. Clinton nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg instead. Clinton again considered Babbitt for the high court in 1994 when Harry Blackmun announced his retirement. Babbitt was passed over again, this time in favor of Stephen Breyer. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Byron White, official portrait. ... Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg (born March 15, 1933) is a United States Supreme Court Justice. ... Justice Harry Blackmun Harry Andrew Blackmun (November 12, 1908 – March 4, 1999) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1970 to 1994. ... Stephen Gerald Breyer (born August 15, 1938) is an American attorney, political figure, and jurist. ...


Babbitt's brother, Paul Babbitt, was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 2004. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ...


After leaving the Department of Interior, Babbitt took a job as chief counsel of the environmental litigation department of Latham and Watkins, a large Washington law firm.


Babbitt has just written a book entitled Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America, where he proposes, among other things, to amend the Endangered Species Act so that it is used to identify, conserve and protect landscapes, watersheds and ecosystems whether or not an endangered species happens to be there. Making a parallel with preventive medicine, he thinks it should promote the protection of open space and ecosystems before the downward spiral to extinction begins. The Endangered Species Act (, et seq. ...


Babbit has attracted the ire of some environmentalists and Native American groups for, among other things, his representation of Arizona Snowbowl ski resort and its effort to expand the resort and use wastewater to make artificial snow.


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Preceded by:
Wesley Bolin
Governor of Arizona
19781987
Succeeded by:
Evan Mecham
Preceded by:
Manuel Lujan, Jr.
United States Secretary of the Interior
19932001
Succeeded by:
Gale Norton
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Bruce Babbitt Summary (1734 words)
Bruce Edward Babbitt (born 1938) was governor of Arizona (1978-1987), a presidential candidate (1988), and appointed secretary of the interior (1993) in the cabinet of President Bill Clinton.
Bruce Edward Babbitt (born June 27, 1938), a Democrat, served as United States Secretary of the Interior and as Governor of Arizona.
In 1979, Babbitt was 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.
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