Udall, Stewart L.

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U.S. secretary of the interior, lawyer, and author. Born 1920.

From the description of Stewart L. Udall papers, 1961-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981747

Lawyer; Democratic U.S. Representative from Arizona, 1955-1960; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1961-1968.

From the description of Papers, 1950-[ongoing] (bulk 1950-1977). (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 28318942

Stewart L. Udall is a former politician and government official from Arizona.

From the description of Stewart L. Udall research on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1950-2003. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 432086590

Stewart Lee Udall was born in St. Johns, Arizona, on January 31, 1920. He was the son of former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Levi S. Udall and Louise Lee Udall. His brother was former Congressman Morris "Mo" K. Udall. The University of Arizona Library, Special Collections, houses the papers of Stewart Udall (AZ 372) and other members of the Udall family including noted Mormon pioneer and church leader David King Udall (MS 294), Levi S. Udall (MS 293) and Morris King Udall (MS 325).

Stewart's childhood and public school years were spent in St. Johns, Arizona, a rural town which developed into a Mormon community founded by Stewart's grandfather. As a young man, Stewart left St. Johns to attend the University of Arizona. He interrupted his studies to perform other duties which included two years as a Mormon missionary in New York and Pennsylvania, and military service in the United States Air Force as a World War II gunner in Europe. In 1946, Stewart was a member of the first University of Arizona basketball team to play at the National Invitational Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Shortly after graduating from the University in 1948 with a law degree, Stewart started his own practice. About two years later, he and his brother Morris opened up a firm together in Tucson, Arizona.

In 1954, Stewart was elected to Congress from Arizona. He served on the United States House of Representatives Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (1955-1960); the House, Education and Labor Committee (1955-1956); and the House Committee on Education and Labor (1957-1960). During the 85th Congress (1957-1958), Stewart served on a Joint Committee on Navajo-Hopi Indian Administration.

Stewart was instrumental in persuading Arizona Democrats to support Senator John F. Kennedy during the 1960 Democratic Nomination Convention. He was appointed by President Kennedy to serve as Secretary of the Interior, a position he held for nine years.

Highlights from his Cabinet career are The Wilderness Bill; The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act; the expansion of the National Park System to include four new national parks, six new national monuments, eight seashores and lakeshores, nine recreation areas, twenty historic sites, and fifty-six wildlife refuges; and the creation of The Land and Water Conservation Fund. After leaving government service in 1969, Stewart went on to teach for a year at Yale Universities School of Forestry as a Visiting Professor of Environmental Humanism.

Stewart Udall continued to contribute to the nations' affairs as an author, historian, scholar, lecturer, environmental activist, lawyer, naturalist, and citizen of the outdoors. During the energy crisis in the 1970s, Stewart advocated the use of solar energy as one remedy to the crisis. He pressed the courts and Congress to compensate uranium workers and their families for damages suffered by them while living near and working in uranium mines during the Cold War years. As a member of an environmental organization, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Stewart defended the Environmental Protection Agency against closure due to budgetary cuts. Stewart was elected to the Central Arizona Water Conservation Board and commissioned as a member of the Arizona Parks Task Force. Stewart and Lee Udall moved from Phoenix to New Mexico in 1989 where Stewart Udall maintained an active life of writing, travelling, hiking and advocating for protection of the environment. His wife Lee, to whom Stewart was married for 55 years, died in 2001. Stewart and Lee had six children (4 boys and 2 girls). Their son Tom Udall was elected to the U.S. Senate from New Mexico in 2008. In November 2009, the Morris K. Udall Foundation, located in Tucson, Arizona, officially changed its name to the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation in an effort to recognize and honor the important contributions of both of the Udall brothers. Stewart Udall died on March 20, 2010 at the age of 90.

From the guide to the Papers of Stewart L. Udall, 1950-2010, (University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections)

Stewart L. Udall is a former politician and government official from Arizona.

Udall was born 31 January 1920 in St. Johns, Arizona. He served as a Representative in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1955 to 1961. Udall then served as the Secretary of the Interior of the United States from 1961 to 1969.

From the guide to the Stewart L. Udall research on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1950-2003, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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creatorOf Biggs, Glenn, 1933-. Papers, 1929-1970. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Nathaniel Alexander Owings Papers, 1911-1983, (bulk 1960-1980) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Udall, Stewart L. Address by Stewart L. Udall, Secretary, United States Department of Interior. Water Resources Collections and Archives, WRCA
referencedIn Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur), 1893-1967. J. Arthur Younger papers, 1964-1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf United States. Dept. of the Interior. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1961-1968, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn McNamara, Robert S., 1916-2009. Robert S. McNamara papers, 1934-2009 (bulk 1968-2005). Library of Congress
referencedIn National Land for People collection, Bulk, 1972-1983, 1850-1991 Special Collections Research Center, California State University, Fresno
creatorOf Udall, Stewart L. Robert Frost's mission to Moscow / by Stewart L. Udall. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Morrison, Kathleen, 1898-. Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, 1940-1973. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Fond du Lac County Conservation Alliance (Wis.). Records, 1961-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Knox College (Galesburg, Ill.). [Honorary degrees series] / [Knox College, Galesburg, Ill.]. Knox College, Seymour Library
referencedIn Shouse, Catherine Filene, 1896-1994. Papers, 1878-1998 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Clinton Presba Anderson Papers, 1938-1973, (bulk 1948-1973) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hugh Morton Photographs and Films,  , late 1920s-2006, (bulk 1940s-1990s) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection.
referencedIn Younger, J. Arthur (Jesse Arthur), 1893-1967. J. Arthur Younger papers, 1951-1968. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Haines, Cynthia Farah, 1949-. Cynthia Farah Writers of the Southwest photograph collection addition 2 [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf United States. Dept. of the Interior. Letter, 1962, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Owings, Nathaniel Alexander, 1903-. Nathaniel Alexander Owings papers, 1911-1983 (bulk 1960-1980). Library of Congress
referencedIn Bruce, Mary Jeffries. Mary Jeffries Bruce and the Sunday Evening Forum collection, 1940s - 1980s, (bulk 1942-1976) . University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Gruen, Victor, 1903-. Victor Gruen papers, 1886-1991 (bulk 1960-1980). Library of Congress
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creatorOf Conservationists for Johnson. Letter, 1964, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Udall, Stewart L. Secretary Udall cautions against short-term gains for long-term losses in conservation planning. University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
creatorOf Stewart L. Udall research on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1950-2003 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Giss, Harold C., 1906-1973. Giss political event photographs, ca. 1949-1972. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Morton, Hugh M. Hugh Morton photographs and films: People and events, late 1920s-early 2000s (bulk 1940s-1990s) (Series 2). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982. Thruston B. Morton papers, 1933-1969, 1957-1961 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Libo, Kenneth. Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives videocassettes, 1986-[ongoing]. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Udall, Stewart L. Letter, 1968, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Samuel T. Dana papers, 1893-1970, 1925-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Papers of Stewart L. Udall, 1950-2010 University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
creatorOf Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. James J. Kilpatrick papers [manuscript], 1925-1966 (bulk 1950-1966). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn George W. Pray Papers, 1844-1890 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Tucson Council for Civic Unity. Records, 1947-1966. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Margaret Bayne Price Papers, 1918-1969, 1947-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Broadsides collection, 1793- Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Meredith, William, 1919-2007. Letter, 1960 November 16, to Kathleen Morrison. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Robert S. McNamara Papers, 1934-2009, (bulk 1968-2005) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Udall, Stewart L. Papers, 1950-[ongoing] (bulk 1950-1977). University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn University of Arizona. The Morris K. Udall oral history collection (1996-ongoing). University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Udall, Stewart L. Stewart L. Udall research on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1950-2003. American Primers
referencedIn March, Fredric, 1897-1975. Papers, 1899-1970. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library.
referencedIn Officer, James E. General subgroup, 1950-1996. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
creatorOf Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. Robert Frost papers, 1894-1965. Library of Congress
referencedIn Nelson, Gaylord, 1916-2005. Gaylord Nelson papers, 1954-2006 (bulk 1963-1980). Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Jay Bankston Papers, (bulk 1980-1985), 1950-1985 University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn Philip A. Hart papers, 1949-1976, 1959-1976 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Bankston, Jan. Jay Bankston Papers, 1950-1985. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Udall, Stewart L. Foreword for the Gentle science, by Andy Kirk 1995. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Hirsch, Sarah, 1914-1994. Scrapbook, ca. 1950-1962. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Victor Gruen Papers, 1886-1991, (bulk 1960-1980) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Prentiss Marsh Brown Papers, 1902-1973 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Shadegg, Stephen C. Stephen C. Shadegg collection, 1855-1991, 1930s-1990 [manuscript]. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964. Rachel Carson papers 1921-1989. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hough, Henry Beetle, 1896-. Henry Beetle Hough papers, 1841-1994. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Anderson, Clinton Presba, 1895-. Papers of Clinton Presba Anderson, 1938-1972 (bulk 1948-1972). Library of Congress
creatorOf Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991. Papers, 1929-1976, bulk 1946-1976. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Central Arizona Project Association. Records, 1992-1974 (bulk 1946-1974). Arizona State University Libraries
creatorOf Haynie, Hugh. Hugh Haynie papers, 1965-1987. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Armstrong, Frank A. (Frank Alton), 1902-1969. Frank A. Armstrong, Jr. papers, 1928-1967 [manuscript]. East Carolina University, Joyner Library
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creatorOf Mineral Policy Center (U.S.). Mineral Policy Center records, 1987-1997. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Robert Manning papers, 1938-1993. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Officer, James E. Indian subgroup, 1956-1995 (bulk 1956-1968). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. Personal papers, 1948-1992. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Newman, Edwin H. Papers, 1944-1978. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Udall, Stewart L. Stewart L. Udall papers, 1961-1969. Library of Congress
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referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Bruce, Mary Jeffries. person
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associatedWith Dry-Year Water Conference (1961 : Sacramento and Los Angeles, Calif.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Knox College (Galesburg, Ill.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Charles A. person
correspondedWith Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 person
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associatedWith Mineral Policy Center (U.S.) corporateBody
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