Morris Udall 1922–1998, Arizona

“Mo” Udall strove to bring about change, but often with a joke. “Humor can disarm an enemy,” he often said. Udall challenged the House leadership during the 1960s to share power more widely among members, foreshadowing the 1970s reforms. He used his power as Chairman of the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee to insert environmental concerns into the legislative process.

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