Morris K. Udall: A Lifetime of Service to Arizona and the United States
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Selected Speeches


Udall giving speech at the Annual Conference for the Georgia Conservancy Callaway Gardens. January 1975. 

"The Balanced Budget -- Everyone Talks About It, but No One Does Anything" House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., June 26, 1961.

"The President's Request for Standby Tax Cutting Authority: Some Alternate Suggestions" House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., January 22, 1962.

"Who Needs Enemies When We Have Friends Like the Marlboro Man?" Arizona Chapter of the American Cancer Society, September 27, 1963.

"What's This About Flooding Out the Grand Canyon?" House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., September 15, 1965.

"The American Indians and Civil Rights" American University, October 4, 1965.

"Myths and Politics" Chapel Hill, North Carolina, April 20, 1966.

"Flooding the Grand Canyon: A Phony Issue" House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1966.

"Vietnam" Sunday Evening Forum, Tucson, Arizona, October 22, 1967.

"Countdown on the Colorado" Town Hall, Los Angeles, California, December 19, 1967.

"Tax Cuts" Tucson, Arizona, November 22, 1970.

"Mormon Settlement in Arizona" Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, February 18, 1971.

"Politics and Morality: Where Leaders Fail" New York, May 26, 1971. 

"The Role of Congress" Los Angeles, California, December 7, 1972 (not available online).

"The Future of the American Presidency" Clemsen University, South Carolina, October 11, 1973.

"Choosing the President" Colorado Springs, Colorado, March, 1974.

"The Environment at Valley Forge" National Wildlife Federation "Legislator of the Year" award acceptance, c. 1974.

"Response to President Ford" Washington, D.C., January 23, 1975.

"The Future of Anti-Trust" American Bar Association Conference of Bar Presidents, Chicago, Illinois, February 21, 1975.

"Address" American Association of Homes for the Aging, March 1975.

"Energy and the American Future" c. April 1975.

"Environment versus Economy: Exploding a Phony Issue" Des Moines, Iowa, July 11, 1975.

"Public Policy, the Future of Aging" Washington, D.C., September 30, 1975.

"New York City: A Federal Responsibility" New York, November 23, 1975.

"Eight Years of Republicans-Enough" Washington, D.C., 1976.

"Crime" New York, March 22, 1976.

"Address" Democratic National Convention, New York, July 1976.

"Energy Economics and the Environment" Yale University, December 3, 1976.

"Water, Energy and Books: Competition, Will It Hurt or Help" New York, May 16, 1977.

"Talking Sense to the People: The State of the Party" Washington, D.C., May 17, 1979.

"Keynote Address" Democratic National Convention, New York, August 11, 1980.

"Address" Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, June 26, 1982.

"Putting America Back to Work" Los Angeles, California, December 1, 1982.

"The Future and What Democrats Should Not Be Afraid Of" Denver, Colorado, May 3, 1983 (not available online).

"MX Missiles" May 23, 1983.

"Speech on House Floor: Arizona Wilderness Bill, 1984." Click here for audio clip, [225K]

"The Pacific, Our Changing Role" February 19, 1986.