Udall, Burr

This interview was recorded at Burr Udall’s office in Tucson, Arizona on December 12th, 2017 and January 16th, 2018. It covers the following themes:

  • Military service in US occupying force in the Philippines after World War II.
  • Move to Tucson in 1948 to attend the University of Arizona.
  • Law school and business relationship with brothers Stewart and Morris.
  • Burr’s life outside of law school.
  • Mormonism in Burr’s life.
  • The culture of Tucson’s legal community in the 1950s.
  • Changes in the legal profession from the 1950s to 20-teens.
  • Burr’s work today: research and mediation.
  • The growing role of women in law.
  • Civil Rights and race in Tucson.
  • Growth in Tucson during the 1960s.
  • Social importance of golf in the legal world and a description of Tucson’s golf scene in the 1950s.
  • The Arizona Financial Responsibility Law.
  • Medical malpractice work.
  • Changes in the relationship between insurance companies and their lawyers.
  • Consolidation of law firms, role of smaller law firms.
  • Practicing law while both brothers were prominent in national politics during the 1960s.
  • Different outcomes between mediated and trial cases.
  • Cultural consistency in Tucson versus Phoenix.
Aengus Anderson