Knowledge Identifier: +Barry_Goldwater
Born in 1909.
Countries: United States (62%), Arizona (11%), California (8%)
Linked to: History of the Republican Party, United States Air Force Academy, University of Arizona, Soviet Union
In 1916, Goldwater visited the Hopi Reservation with Phoenix architect John Rinker Kibby, and obtained his first kachina doll
Goldwater was an avid amateur radio operator from the early 1920s onwards, with the call signs 6BPI, K3UIG and K7UGA. The latter is now used by an Arizona club honoring him as a commemorative call
Goldwater entered Phoenix politics in 1949 when he was elected to the City Council as part of a nonpartisan group of candidates who focused on "cleaning up" widespread prostitution and gambling
As a Republican he won a seat in the US Senate in 1952, when he upset veteran Democrat and Senate majority leader Ernest McFarland
However, he rejected the wildest fringes of the anti-communist movement; in 1956, he sponsored the passage through the Senate of the final version of the Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act, despite vociferous opposition from opponents who claimed that the Act was a communist plot to establish concentration camps in Alaska
Robert A. Heinlein - The couple formed the small "Patrick Henry League" in 1958; and they worked in the 1964 Barry Goldwater campaign
John Dos Passos - In the 1960s, he actively campaigned for presidential candidates Barry Goldwater and Richard M. Nixon, and became associated with the group Young Americans for Freedom
William A. Rusher - In 1961, Rusher worked with Clif White and Congressman John Ashbrook to form the nucleus of what became Senator Barry Goldwater's campaign for the Republican nomination for the presidency in 1963, known as "Draft Goldwater"
Francis Gary Powers - Lockheed, and the Air Force, on March 6, 1962, Powers appeared before a Senate Armed Services Select Committee hearing chaired by Senator Richard Russell and including Senators Prescott Bush and Barry Goldwater Sr. It was determined that Powers had followed orders, had not divulged any critical information to the Soviets, and had conducted himself as a fine young man under dangerous circumstances
John Jacob Rhodes - Additionally, he served as a member of the Arizona delegation to several Republican National Conventions; was Barry Goldwater's personal representative on the Platform Committee in 1964; was chairman of the Platform Committee in 1972; and was Permanent Chairman of the Convention in 1976 and 1980
Pat Buchanan - Buchanan was promoted to assistant editorial page editor in 1964 and supported Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign
Dean Burch - Burch worked on Senator Barry Goldwater's staff and served as the Republican National Chairman in 1964-1965
Arizona - Democrat Lyndon Johnson, in 1964, lost the state by less than 5,000 votes to Arizona Senator and native Barry Goldwater
Milton Friedman - Friedman was an economic adviser to Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater during 1964
John Sidney Garrett - Garrett tried to depict Hunt, who had supported Barry Goldwater for U.S. President in 1964, as a captive of the "black bloc vote", but he failed to convince a majority of voters accordingly
Roger Stone - Given a copy of Barry Goldwater's "Conscience of a Conservative", Stone became a convert to conservatism as a child and a volunteer in Goldwater's 1964 campaign
Art Gilmore - He announced Ronald W. Reagan's "A Time for Choosing" speech in 1964 supporting Barry Goldwater for U.S. President
Ray C. Bliss - He helped to pull the Republican party back together after Barry Goldwater's defeat in 1964 and his work culminated in the election of Richard M. Nixon as president in 1968
Eugene Siler - He supported Barry Goldwater in 1964 but did not share his interventionist foreign policy views
Warren Boroson - In 1964 Boroson was managing editor of "Fact Magazine", which was sued by Barry Goldwater for articles it published questioning Goldwater's psychological fitness to be president
Goodwin Knight - In 1964, Knight endorsed Nelson Rockefeller for the Republican nomination against Barry Goldwater
Willis Ward - In 1964, Ward, described as a Detroit Negro attorney, spoke out against Barry Goldwater and in favor Michigan Governor George Romney as a possible Presidential candidate
James B. Utt - In 1964, he had been a strong supporter of fellow Republican Barry Goldwater for the presidency
Charlton Lyons - In that campaign, McKeithen had accused Lyons of being pre-committed to the 1964 Republican presidential candidate, and he incorrectly predicted that the nominee would be, not Senator Goldwater, but Governor Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller of New York, considered the liberal, internationalist candidate
American Psychiatric Association - In the 1964 election, "Fact" magazine polled American Psychiatric Association members on whether Barry Goldwater was fit to be president and published "The Unconscious of a Conservative: A Special Issue on the Mind of Barry Goldwater
James B. Utt - In the wake of Barry Goldwater's landslide defeat in 1964, Utt still polled 65 percent in his district
Al Gore III - Lieberman became "the first person of the Jewish faith to run for the nation's second-highest office" (Barry Goldwater, who ran for president in 1964, was of "Jewish origin").
John Rarick - Like the Democratic Representatives Albert W. Watson and John Bell Williams who had supported Republican Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election, Rarick was stripped of seniority by the House Democratic Caucus for having openly supported Wallace
Eugene C. Pulliam - Pulliam was for the most part a noted conservative and an active supporter of the Republican Party, although he endorsed Lyndon Johnson over Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential race
Ronald Reagan - Reagan endorsed the campaign of conservative presidential contender Barry Goldwater in 1964.
George Gilder - With his college roommate Bruce Chapman, he wrote an attack on the anti-intellectual policies of the 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater titled "The Party That Lost Its Head"
Although Goldwater was not as important in the American conservative movement as Ronald Reagan after 1965, he shaped and redefined the movement from the late 1950s to 1964
He played little part in the election or administration of Richard Nixon, but he helped force Nixon's resignation in 1974
Watergate scandal - On the night of August 7, 1974, Senators Barry Goldwater and Hugh Scott and Congressman John Jacob Rhodes met with Nixon in the Oval Office and told the president that he not only faced certain impeachment in the House, but that there were enough votes in the Senate to convict and remove him
Bob Heil - He was the "International Amateur Radio Operator of the Year" in 1982, an award which had been held by Barry Goldwater the year before
Evan Mecham - Calls for the governor's resignation followed several months afterwards, with U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater leading the way on October 9, 1987
In 1988, in recognition of his career, Princeton University's American Whig-Cliosophic Society awarded Goldwater the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service
Curtis LeMay - The April 25, 1988, issue of "The New Yorker" carried an interview with former US Senator from Arizona Barry Goldwater, a retired Air Force Reserve major general, who said he repeatedly asked his friend General LeMay if he might have access to the secret "Blue Room" at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, alleged by numerous Goldwater constituents to contain UFO evidence
Goldwater visited the small town of Bowen, Illinois in 1989 to see first hand where his mother was raised
He enjoyed assembling Heathkits, completing more than 100 and often visiting their maker in Benton Harbor, Michigan to buy more, before the company exited the kit business in 1992
Peter Ferrara - A 2005 profile for the "Harvard Law Bulletin" reported that Ferrara recalled at age nine "being transfixed while watching television as Barry Goldwater stormed the 1964 Republican National Convention
Paul Krugman - In 2007, Krugman published "The Conscience of a Liberal," whose title refers to Barry Goldwater's "Conscience of a Conservative"
Richard Viguerie - In January 2008, Viguerie launched ultimateronpaul.com, a website designed to promote the 2008 presidential candidacy of U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, whom Viguerie described as "truly a principled conservative in the grand tradition of Robert Taft, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan" and who "has differentiated himself from all the other candidates, whose allegiance is to Big Government Republicanism
" Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2013
On February 11, 2015, a statue of the late Barry M. Goldwater was unveiled by U.S. House and Senate leaders at a dedication ceremony in National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.