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Morris King Udall

Morris King Udall, American former congressman. Bar: Arizona 1949.


  • Udall, Morris King was born on June 15, 1922 in St. Johns, Arizona, United States. Son of Levi S. and Louise (Lee) University.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws with distinction, University Arizona, 1949.


    • Professional basketball player Denver Nuggets, 1948-1949. Partner Udall & Udall, Tucson, 1949-1961. Chief deputy county attorney Pima County, 1950-1952.

      County attorney, 1953-1954. Lecturer labor law University Arizona, 1955-1956. Member United States Congress from 2nd Arizona District, 1961-1991.

      Chairman House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Member Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. Vice chairman Office Technology Assessment.

      Member Committee on Foreign Affairs. A founder Bank of Tucson, 1959, former director. Former chairman board Catalina Savings and Loan Association.

      Chairman Arizona Committee for Modern Courts, 1960.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arizona 1949.



    Delaware Democratic National Convention, 1956. Chairman Arizona delegation, 1972, Arizona Volunteers for Stevenson, 1956. Candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1976.

    Keynote speaker Democratic National Convention, 1980. Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946, PTO. Member American Bar Association, Arizona Bar Association (board governors), Pima County Bar Association (executive committee), American Judicature Society, American Legion, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi.


    • Married Norma Gilbert, 1989. Children by previous marriage: Mark, Judith, Randolph, Anne, Bradley, Katherine.
    • father: Levi S. University
    • mother: Louise (Lee) University
    • spouse: Norma Gilbert
    Morris King Udall
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    Died December 12, 1998
    (aged 76)
    • 1949
      University Arizona
    • 1948 - 1949
      Professional basketball player Denver Nuggets
    • 1949 - 1961
      partner, Udall & Udall
      Tucson, Arizona, United States
    • 1950 - 1952
      chief deputy county attorney, Pima County
    • 1953 - 1954
      county attorney
    • 1955 - 1956
      lecturer, labor law University Arizona
    • 1961 - 1991
      member, United States Congress from 2nd Arizona District