Stewart Lee Udall : Son of Levi S. Udall, served as a Democratic U.S. Representative from Arizona (1955–1961) and also as Secretary of the Interior (1961–1969). Point Udall, U.S. Virgin Islands, the easternmost point in the United States, is named in his honor.
Morris King “Mo” Udall : Stewart’s brother, also served as a Democratic U.S. Representative from Arizona (1961–1991) and ran for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1976. Point Udall, Guam, the westernmost point in the United States, is named in his honor.
In 1976, he ran for the Democratic nomination for President as a liberal alternative to Jimmy Carter, the former Governor of Georgia. Carter had gone from obscure maverick to front runner after a string of early caucus and primary victories, beginning in Iowa and New Hampshire. At the time of the Wisconsin primary in April, most of the original 10 candidates had dropped out, leaving Udall, Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson of Washington, Governor George Wallace of Alabama, and Carter. Udall looked set to win the primary and as the returns ticked in, it looked like he would win it. This might have slowed down the Carter momentum. Udall was projected the winner, exclaiming “Oh, how sweet it is”. But as the election night progressed, Carter began chipping away at Udall’s lead, eventually going into the lead.
Some newspapers actually proclaimed Udall the winner because of his lead the night before, not unlike the famous incident in the 1948 presidential election, in which the headlines of the Chicago Tribune erroneously proclaimed “Dewey Defeats Truman.”
The Dewey Defeats Truman headline fiasco raises its ugly two heads again.
Thorn Grove now. It just goes on and on. Wish I could share it with Hucka D., but he had to go to bed and get some well deserved sleep. Thorn Grove points out Chicago Heights (only 1 in US) points out, obviously, the Magic Book. And the other Thorn Grove in Tenn. is right next to Carter and Mascot, like Carter and Mascot are together in Harlan County, Nebraska with the Republican, Ragan, (Atlanta, Sacramento). I now think Udall in Kansas and this Carter (unlisted) in Nebraska relate through the false winning headlines, once more. Pretty sure of that. But why?
Or maybe this dude….
But we must get back on the trail…..