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For Immediate Release: 
March 20, 2010
Contact Info: 
Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the passing of Stewart Udall, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, father of Senator Tom Udall, and Uncle of Senator Mark Udall:
“Today we mark with sadness the death of Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior, father of Senator Tom Udall and uncle of Senator Mark Udall. As an early supporter of President Kennedy and a member of his Cabinet, Secretary Udall was one of the most influential American conservationists of the 20th century. As Interior Secretary, he made important contributions to the Wilderness Act of 1964, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the expansion of the National Park System, and the creation of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. His environmental legacy also includes a lifetime of advocacy of stewardship of our nation’s natural resources. His death is a great loss, but his life’s work made America a better place. My thoughts are with Secretary Udall’s family, including his sons and daughters, Tom, Scott, Lynn, Lori, Denis, and Jay, as well as his eight grandchildren.”