Stewart L. Udall
|37th United States Secretary of the Interior|
From: January 21, 1961 – January 20, 1969
|President||John F. Kennedy (January 21, 1961 – November 22, 1963)|
Lyndon B. Johnson (November 22, 1963 – January 20, 1969)
|Predecessor||Fred A. Seaton|
|Former U.S. Representative from Arizona's 2nd District|
From: January 3, 1955 – January 18, 1961
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (see below)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Fifteenth Air Force|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Stewart Lee Udall (January 31, 1920 – March 20, 2010) was a conservationist and liberal Democrat who served as the congressman from Arizona's 2nd district and later as the United States Secretary of the Interior under the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Having been a prominent member of the Udall family, he is the father of current U.S. senator from New Mexico Tom Udall, uncle to former U.S. senator from Colorado Mark Udall, and the older brother of Mo Udall.
Early life, education, and military service
Udall was born on January 31, 1920 to Levi Stewart and Louisa Lee Udall in Saint Johns, Arizona. He attended local public schools and later the Eastern Arizona Junior college for one year before being enlisting into the U.S. Army to fight in World War II, where he served as a gunner with the 15th Air Force in combat operations.