Jesse Addison Udall

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Jesse Addison Udall
Jesse Addison Udall (1893 - 1980).jpg
Arizona Legislature
In office
1931–1938
Arizona Supreme Court
In office
1960–1972
Preceded by Levi Stewart Udall
Succeeded by William A. Holohan
Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court
Succeeded by Lorna E. Lockwood
Personal details
Born (1893-06-24)June 24, 1893
Eagar, Arizona
Died April 18, 1980(1980-04-18) (aged 86)
Phoenix, Arizona
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lela Lee, Lillian Cluff Jenkins
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

Jesse Addison Udall (June 24, 1893 – April 18, 1980) was a member of the Udall political family who served as chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court.

Udall was born and raised in Arizona, he was the son of David King Udall and Ida Frances (Hunt) Udall and was named after Jesse Nathaniel Smith and Addison Pratt, his great-grandfather. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the Arizona National Guard and was a veteran of both World War I and World War II and graduated from the University of Arizona Law School in 1924.

From 1931-38, he was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives. He later served as a judge of the Arizona Superior Court from Graham County. From 1960-72 he served as a Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, succeeding his brother Levi Stewart Udall in that position. In 1964 and 1969, he was Chief Justice. He died in Phoenix in 1980.

Legacy[edit]

Udall (right) and Arizona Governor George W.P. Hunt, 1916.

His grandson, Gordon H. Smith was a U.S. Senator from Oregon.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Levi Stewart Udall
Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court
1960–1972
Succeeded by
William A. Holohan
Preceded by
Charles C. Bernstein
Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court
1964
Succeeded by
Lorna E. Lockwood
Preceded by
Ernest W. McFarland
Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court
1969
Succeeded by
Lorna E. Lockwood