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Bruce Edward Babbitt is an American politician from the state of Arizona. A member of the Democratic Party, Babbitt served as the 16th governor of Arizona from 1978 to 1987, and as the United States Secretary of the Interior from 1993 through 2001.

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47th United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
January 22, 1993 – January 2, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Manuel Lujan, Jr.
Succeeded by Gale Norton
16th Governor of Arizona
In office
March 4, 1978 – January 6, 1987
Preceded by Wesley Bolin
Succeeded by Evan Mecham
19th Attorney General of Arizona
In office
January 6, 1975 – March 4, 1978
Governor Raul H. Castro
Wesley Bolin
Preceded by N. Warner Lee
Succeeded by Jack LaSota
Personal details
Born Bruce Edward Babbitt
(1938-06-27) June 27, 1938 (age 78)
Flagstaff, Arizona
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Harriet C. Babbitt
Children Christopher Babbitt
T.J. Babbitt
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Harvard Law School

Bruce Edward Babbitt (born June 27, 1938) is an American politician from the state of Arizona. A member of the Democratic Party, Babbitt served as the 16th governor of Arizona from 1978 to 1987, and as the United States Secretary of the Interior from 1993 through 2001.

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