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Mo Udall

Born: Jun 15, 1922

Death: Dec 12, 1998

Birthplace: St. Johns

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Mo Udall

Date of Birth : Jun 15, 1922
Date of Death : Dec 12, 1998
Birth Place : St. Johns

Morris King "Mo" Udall was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Arizona from May 2, 1961 to May 4, 1991. A former professional basketball player with the Denver Nuggets during their National Basketball League period, noted for his liberal views, Udall was a tall, Lincolnesque figure with a self-deprecating wit and easy manner. Because of his wit, columnist James J. Kilpatrick deemed him "too funny to be president", which also ended up being the title of his autobiography in the 1980s. Udall earned a law degree from the University of Arizona in 1949. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Basketball player

Also known as

  • Morris Udall
  • Morris King Udall
  • Morris King "Mo" Udall


  • Levi Stewart Udall
  • Louise Lee


  • Patricia Emery
  • Ella Royston Udall


  • Mark Udall
  • Kate Udall
  • Randolph Udall
  • Anne Udall
  • Bradley Udall
  • Judith Udall

Awards Won

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
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