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Papers of Levi Stewart Udall

Certificate of Life Membership in the Morse Telegraph Club of America, undated

Levi S. Udall (1891-1960) was a lawyer and judge, and the son of David K. and Ella Udall, Mormon pioneers to Arizona in 1880. After building his own family, his family operated Apache Abstract Company (c. 1930 to 1945), the only title company in Apache County. He was a member of the Arizona Boy Scouts Council from 1915 to 1960; worked as a clerk for the Apache County Board of Supervisors from 1915 to 1918 and for the Superior Court from 1919 to 1920. He attended a Democratic National Convention in San Francisco in 1920, and was admitted to the state bar in 1922, where he served as county attorney for Apache County from 1922 to 1923 and 1927 to 1928. He was elected as Judge of the Superior Court from 1931 to 1946, and later, as Judge to the Arizona Supreme Court from 1947 to 1960.

Additionally, he was appointed Ward president for the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association, a Mormon organization, from 1915-1920. Ordained into the Mormon priesthood by his father in 1920, Levi Udall was a committed member of his church. He served as president of the St. Johns Stake from 1922 to 1945, and later was appointed as Patriarch for the Phoenix North Stake. This collection contains papers of Levi Stewart Udall from 1842 to1974 (the bulk is from 1910 to 1960).

This collection contains papers of Levi Stewart Udall from 1842 to 1974 (the bulk is from 1910 to 1960). It includes personal files, correspondence, reminiscences, activity files, ledgers, and speeches relating mainly to his family, their settlement in St. Johns, AZ, his professional activities and services to the state and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.