Udall, Morris K.

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  • Morris King (Mo) Udall served as a representative of the Second Congressional District in Arizona from May 2, 1961, until he resigned on May 4, 1991, because of worsening illness from Parkinson's disease. He was an important and admired legislator who had diverse interests across his career, including environmental issues—such as limitations on strip mining—issues related to Native Americans, and campaign reform. He was the first major Democrat to oppose President Lyndon B. Johnson on the Vietnam War, and he ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976. In addition to his legislative accomplishments, Udall was noted for his strong sense of humor and for his ability to maintain bipartisan friendships such as with Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater, also of Arizona.

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