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Stewart Udall ('49) Dies at 90

Stewart Udall ('49) died Saturday, March 20, 2010, at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of Arizona Law's most distinguished graduates, Mr Udall served two terms in the House of Representatives and then became Secretary of the Interior under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Dean Ponoroff issued this statement upon hearing the news: “Stewart Udall was one of our most distinguished and accomplished alumni. His career in public service transformed him into a true national treasure. Over the years, he served as a source of inspiration for countless lawyers and law students, and he will be greatly missed.” Dean Emerita Toni Massaro stated, “Stewart Udall cared about the world. He cared about the environment, about the strains on a fragile planet, and the ways in which we must be better stewards of the place we inhabit briefly. His life was a gift to others and we are proud to have his visage in the major public space of the College, welcoming and summoning up in students who follow this wonderful alumnus pride and a sense of what a lawyer statesperson can contribute to the common good.”

Read more news coverage at the following websites:

  • New York Times obituary, March 20, 2010;
  • USA Today AP story, March 20, 2010;
  • Santa Fe Reporter Udall Family Statement, March 20, 2010;
  • Arizona Daily Star story, March 21, 2010;
  • NPR story, March 21, 2010;
  • NPR remembrance story, March 22, 2010;
  • Udall Center Update, March 24, 2010.
  • Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy tribute.


Updated: 04/20/2010