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Udall, Stewart Leelocked

(31 January 1920–20 March 2010)
  • Thomas G. Smith

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Udall, Stewart Lee (31 January 1920–20 March 2010), member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Interior, was born in St. Johns, Arizona, a town his Mormon forebears helped to settle. One of six children, he grew up in middle-class comfort. His father, Levi Stewart Udall, a lawyer and Arizona State Supreme Court justice, stressed the importance of public service. His mother, Louise Lee Udall, instilled in him a love for music and poetry. His commitment to earth stewardship derived in part from his upbringing in the open country of northeastern Arizona....

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