1970: Joined the office of
the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New
1981-1983: Named associate
attorney general, the third highest position in the
Department of Justice.
1983-1989: Appointed U.S.
Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
During this time, Giuliani gained national
prominence for prosecuting, among others, Ivan
Boesky, Michael Milken and various Mafia figures.
1989: Resigned as U.S.
Attorney and made his first run for mayor of New
York City. He lost to David Dinkins in a close race.
1993: Became first
Republican mayor of New York in 24 years after
defeating Dinkins in another close race.
1997: Re-elected by a wide
margin, carrying four out of New York City's five
April 27, 2000: Disclosed
that he is suffering from prostate cancer.
May 19, 2000: Announced
that he is dropping out of the race for the U.S.
2001: Received wide praise
for his response to the September 11 attacks; named
Time magazine's Person of the Year and honored as a
Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen
2002: Left the mayor's
office and founded Giuliani Partners, a security
March 2005: Joined the
Texas law firm of Bracewell & Patterson as a
partner. The firm is renamed Bracewell & Giuliani.