Stewart Lee Udall

Stewart Lee Udall

Birth
Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA
Death 20 Mar 2010 (aged 90)
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 50029280 · View Source
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U.S. Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He enlisted for World War II and served in Europe as a B-24 gunner with the Fifteenth Army Air Force. In 1948 Udall graduated from the University of Arizona Law School and became an attorney. In 1954 he was the successful Democratic nominee for a seat in Congress and served three terms, 1955 to 1961. He had been reelected in 1960, but resigned to accept appointment as Secretary of the Interior. Udall served during the entire presidential administrations of John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, 1961 to 1969. He was instrumental in passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and creation of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and more than 60 additions were made to the national park system during his tenure. After leaving office he practiced law in Phoenix before moving to New Mexico. His books included 1963's "The Quiet Crisis," 1987's "To The Inland Empire," 1994's "The Myths of August," and 2002's "The Forgotten Founders." Stewart Udall was succeeded in Congress by his brother Morris K. Udall. He was the father of U.S. Senator Tom Udall, the uncle of U.S. Senator Mark Udall, and the cousin of U.S. Senator Gordon Smith.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 21 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50029280
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stewart Lee Udall (31 Jan 1920–20 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50029280, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .