SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The U.S. Interior Department plans a ceremony Tuesday in Washington, D.C. to rename its building after the late Stewart Udall.
The agency’s headquarters in the nation’s capital will be called the “Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building.”
Udall died in March at his Santa Fe home at age 90.
Udall was secretary of the Interior Department under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, and championed the protection of public lands. Udall was an Arizona congressman from 1955 to 1961.
Udall’s son, Tom, was elected U.S. senator in New Mexico in 2008. His nephew, Mark, represents Colorado in the U.S. Senate.