If you love clean air, if you love clean water, if you love pristine wilderness, then you have to love Stewart Udall. Udall was Secretary of the Interior from 1961 to 1969, and could said to be the father of modern environmentalism.
Udall’s brother Mo was a U.S. Representative from Arizona and presidential candidate in 1976 (and played for the Denver Nuggets!). His son Tom is a Senator from New Mexico. His nephew Mark is a Senator from Colorado. Udall was a WWII vet and a Representative from Arizona’s 2nd Congressional district, but is best known for his work as Secretary of the Interior. Some of his accomplishments were the enactment of:
* Clear Air, Water Quality and Clean Water Restoration Acts
* The Wilderness Act of 1964
* The Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966
* The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965
* The Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965
* The National Trail System Act of 1968
* Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968
Not a bad resume. Thank you Secretary Udall.