Stewart L. Udall

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Stewart Udall

"Stewart Udall served in the House of Representatives for three terms and as the secretary of the interior under

"President Kennedy and President Johnson. During his tenure as secretary, the Wilderness Act, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and the National Trails Act became law. He also led the effort to create four national parks (including Canyonlands National Park), 56 national wildlife refuges, eight national seashores and lakeshores, six national monuments, nine national recreation areas, and 29 national historic sites.

"He is the author of The Quiet Crisis, a best seller published in 1963 concerning the human relationship with the environment. His most recent book (1994) is The Myths of August: A Personal Exploration of Our Tragic Cold War with the Atom." [1]

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  1. Trustees, Grand Canyon Trust, accessed October 5, 2008.