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Barry Goldwater


Businessman and five-term USA Senator from Az who was simply the Republican Party’s nominee for leader within the 1964 election. He was known for his function in defense plan within the Senate. He overran the family members business although he previously almost no romantic relationship with his dad. He dropped the 1964 election to Leader Lyndon B Johnson who, traveling a influx of great will following assassination of his forerunner John F. Kennedy, accomplished the biggest percentage of the favorite vote in US Presidential election background. His kid, Barry Goldwater, Jr., became the very first congressman to serve together with his dad in Congress. His unpopularity significantly hindered his presidential advertising campaign, unlike LBJ, who successfully related himself to John F. Kennedy’s reputation.

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Full Name Barry Goldwater
Date Of Birth January 1, 1909
Died May 29, 1998, Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
Place Of Birth Phoenix, AZ
Profession Politician
Education Staunton Military Academy, University of Arizona
Nationality American
Spouse Susan Shaffer Wechsler, Margaret Johnson
Children Barry Goldwater Jr., Peggy Goldwater, Joanne Goldwater, Michael Goldwater
Parents Hattie Josephine Williams, Baron M. Goldwater
Siblings Robert Goldwater, Carolyn Erskine, White House Goodbye, Down in Havana, What Have You Done
Star Sign Capricorn

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1Father of Barry Goldwater Jr..
2Stepfather of Molly Schaffer.
3Retired from the U.S. Senate in 1986. From 1987 to the present (2015), his former seat has been held by John McCain.
4In 2006, his nephew, Donald Goldwater, sought the Republican nomination for Arizona governor, only to lose the nomination to Len Munsil (who eventually lost the gubernatorial election to Democratic incumbent Governor Janet Napolitano).
5While running for president, he was endorsed by Ronald Reagan. In addition, despite his election loss, he was credited for helping pave the way for Reagan's presidency.
6His presidential campaign slogan was "In your heart, you know he's right." In response, President Lyndon Johnson's campaign spoofed it with "In your heart, you know he might" and "In your guts, you know he's nuts."
7In 1974, during the height of the Watergate scandal, he advised President Richard Nixon he should resign from office.
8Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 235-237. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
9During his 1964 presidential campaign, a television ad featuring a girl counting daisies, followed by a mushroom cloud, was broadcast. The commercial was designed to imply that he would start a nuclear war if he were elected president. Known as the "Daisy ad", the attack ad was viewed as a factor in his landslide defeat by incumbent Lyndon Johnson.
10In his later years, he became estranged from his own party, which he saw as becoming influenced by the religious right - something he strongly opposed as a conservative libertarian.
11Member of the US Republican Party.
12Credited with defining the core values of the modern-day Republican party.
13Was an amateur radio operator and held license K7UGA.
14Was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
15Inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1991.
16The chemical equasion "AuH2O" was often used as a symbol for support of Goldwater during one of his presidential campaigns. "Au" is the Periodic table symbol for gold, and "H2O" hydrogen (x2) and oxygen, creating water. "AuH2O" literally being "gold water".
17He was well known as the first Amateur Radio operator to serve in the United States Senate.
18He served as a fighter pilot in the United States Army Air Forces in World War II - he retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1969 with the rank of Major General.
19U.S. senator from Arizona (1953-1965, 1969-1987). Lost 1964 presidential election to Lyndon Johnson.



Cadillac Desert1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1995TV SeriesHimself
Firing Line1966-1989TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
John Wayne Standing Tall1989TV MovieHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Broken Rainbow1985DocumentaryHimself
I Love Liberty1982TV SpecialHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1979TV Series documentaryHimself
UFO's Are Real1979DocumentaryHimself - US Senator
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart1978TV SpecialHimself (as Sen. Barry Goldwater)
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin1976TV SpecialHimself (as Sen. Barry Goldwater)
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Evel Knievel1975TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Show1973TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970-1972TV SeriesHimself
Dinah's Place1971TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1970TV SeriesHimself - US Senator
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Christmas Special1969TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
CBS Reports1967TV Series documentaryHimself
NET Journal1967TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1966TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today1965TV SeriesHimself
The Delegate1964TV Movie documentaryHimself
World in Action1964TV Series documentaryHimself
Issues and Answers1964TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Jack Paar Program1963-1964TV SeriesHimself / Senator Barry Goldwater
Longines Chronoscope1952TV SeriesHimself - U.S. Senator

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Archive Footage

Jeopardy!2016TV SeriesHimself
Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
All the Way2016TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Imminent Threat2015DocumentaryHimself
The Raising of America2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater and the 1964 Campaign That Changed It All2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (as Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-AZ)
American Experience1991-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
20/202011TV Series documentaryHimself
Hubert H Humphrey: The Art of the Possible2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - 1964 Republican Presidential Nominee
Variations on a High School Romance2010Himself
Bill Moyers' Journal2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Senator, Arizona
William F. Buckley: Right from the Start2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater2006DocumentaryHimself
Rumor Has It...2005Himself (uncredited)
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Frontline2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2004TV SeriesHimself
LBJ vs. the Kennedys: Chasing Demons2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara2003DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Dick1999Himself (at 1972 Convention) (uncredited)
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
American Masters1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America1992Himself (uncredited)
In Search of the Constitution1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Jack Paar Comes Home1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vietnam: A Television History1983TV Series documentaryHimself
Karl Hess: Toward Liberty1980Documentary shortHimself
A Funny Thing Happened Everywhere1967TV MovieHimself - US Senator
Four Days in November1964DocumentaryHimself
World in Action1964TV Series documentaryHimself

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1Mr. Nixon hurt the Republican Party and he hurt America and, frankly, I don't think he should ever be forgiven. He came as close to destroying this country as any one man in that office ever has come.
2You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.
3Hubert H. Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
4To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.
5Religious factions will go on imposing their will on others unless the decent people connected to them recognize that religion has no place in public policy. They must learn to make their views known without trying to make their views the only alternatives.
6I don't think there was any Reagan revolution. This country is based, its economy is based, on free enterprise. The government's based on a constitutional democracy. And all Reagan did was to continue what Harry Truman did and George Washington started.
7"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!" - Acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention, 1964.

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