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Mo Udall. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.


Udall, Morris K. (15 June 1922–12 December 1998), congressman, environmental leader, and presidential candidate, nicknamed "Mo", congressman, environmental leader, and presidential candidate, nicknamed “Mo,” was born Morris King Udall in St. Johns, Arizona, the son of Levi S. Udall, a Mormon leader and later chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, and Louise Lee Udall. He was the fourth of six children. At age six, he lost his right eye while playing with a knife. His handicap proved to be hardly an obstacle as he became a star athlete, editor of the school paper, and student body president. Udall attended the University of Arizona in Tucson from 1941 to 1942 but left to enter the U.S. Army in World War II, rising to captain in the Army Air Forces. He commanded an all-black squadron while based in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Returning to the university in 1946, he pursued a law degree and earned honors as an all-Border Conference basketball player. He played professional basketball for the Denver Nuggets in the 1947–1948 season. In 1949 he married Patricia J. Emery; they would have six children and divorce in 1966....


Woodhull, Victoria Claflin (23 September 1838–09 June 1927), reformer and first female presidential candidate, was born in Homer, Ohio, the daughter of Reuben Buckman Claflin, a mill owner, and Roxanna Hummel. Woodhull’s education was limited to three years of erratic instruction in Homer’s Methodist church school. Her childhood was marked by financial and domestic instability, culminating in the destruction by fire of the family’s mill. Townspeople, suspecting the impecunious and alcoholic Buck Claflin of arson for insurance fraud, drove the family from Homer and into several years of drifting from town to town....