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Lawyers and Poetry

Stewart Lee Udall

(1920- )


Stewart Udall graduated from the University of Arizona Law School in 1948. He practiced law with his younger brother, Morris Udall. Steward Udall was first elected to Congress in 1954. He served as Secretary of the Interior in President John F. Kennedy's administration

In a speech given to the 17th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada on February 3, 2001, Udall noted that he "had a fascination with poetry" since he was a child. According to L. Boyd Finch, who has written a book about Stewart Udall, he has read and written poetry throughout his life.

Stewart Udall

Stewart Lee Udall
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


Stewart Udall, 1976: Agenda for Tomorrow: Agenda for Tomorrow
(New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, 1968)

___________, In Coronado's Footsteps (Tucson, Arizona: Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, 1991)

___________, The Myths of August: A Personal Exploration of Our Tragic Cold War Affair with the Atom (New York: Pantheon Books, 1994)(New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1998)

___________, To the Inland Empire: Coronado and Our Spanish Legacy (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1987)(photographs by Jerry Jacka)

___________, Majestic Journey: Coronado's Inland Empire (Sante Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995)(photographs by Jerry Jacka)

___________, The Quiet Crisis (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963)

___________, The Quiet Crisis and the Next Generation (Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1988)

___________, The Forgotten Founders: Rethinking the History of the Old West (Shearwater Books, 2002)

___________, The Energy Balloon (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974)(with Charles Cononi & David Osterhout)


L. Boyd Finch, Legacies of Camelot: Stewart and Lee Udall, American Culture and the Arts (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008)