Bruce Babbitt served as US Secretary of the Interior from 1993 to 2001. He was Governor of Arizona from 1978 to 1987 and Attorney General of Arizona from 1974 to 1978. Trained as a geologist, Babbitt was a natural resources lawyer and president of the League of Conservation Voters. As Secretary of the Interior, he championed reforms to mining, grazing, and endangered species laws; protected millions of acres of federal land from development through the designation of several national monuments; and forged new legislation for the protection of the National Wildlife Refuges. He is author of Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America, which was published in 2005.