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Barry Goldwater

Barry GoldwaterAKA Barry Morris Goldwater, Sr.

Born: 1-Jan-1909 [1]
Birthplace: Phoenix, AZ
Died: 29-May-1998
Location of death: Phoenix, AZ [2]
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Cremated, Christ Church of the Ascension Memorial Garden, Paradise Valley, AZ

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Arizona, 1953-65, 1969-87

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1941-45, Lt. Col.)

1964 Presidential candidate. Born to ex-Jewish father, who converted to Episcopalian.


[1] Given nearly unanimously by all sources, including the Senator, as January 1st. However, see the Arizona Gazette, 2 January 1909: "At 3 oclock this morning, a beautiful nine-pound baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Barry Goldwater at their home on north Center Street. It was perhaps late for the little stranger to wish his parents a Happy New Year but the many friends of Barry are making up for it today by congratulating him and sending their best wishes to Mrs. Goldwater, who is getting along very well."

[2] Paradise Valley, Phoenix, AZ.

Father: Baron Goldwater (d. 1929)
Mother: Josephine Williams
Brother: Bob Goldwater (businessman, d. 2006)
Wife: Margaret Johnson ("Peggy", m. 1934, two sons, two daughters)
Daughter: Joanne
Son: Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr. (politician)
Son: Michael
Daughter: Peggy, Jr.
Wife: Susan Shaffer Wechsler (m. 1992)

    High School: Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, VA (1924-28)
    University: University of Arizona (dropped out)

    US Senator, Arizona (1969-87)
    US Senator, Arizona (1953-65)
    Phoenix City Council (1949-52)
    US Interior Department Advisory Committee, Indian Affairs (1948-50)]
    Alfalfa Club 1960, president
    American Legion
    Experimental Aircraft Association
    Explorers Club
    Freemasonry
    Knights Templar
    Shriners
    US English Advisory Board
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Young Americans for Freedom National Advisory Board
    Sigma Chi Fraternity
    Alfalfa Party candidate for US President
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 12-Mar-1986
    National Aviation Hall of Fame
    National Cowboy Hall of Fame (1991)
    Cholecystectomy Bethesda Naval Hospital (26-May-1972)
    Hip Replacement Surgery right
    Hip Replacement Surgery left, St. Luke Hospital (Nov-1981)
    Prostate Surgery Andrews Air Force Base (14-Jul-1983)
    Polish Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Alzheimer's

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Broken Rainbow (1985) · Himself

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Barry Goldwater

Author of books:
The Conscience of a Conservative (1960, politics)
Why Not Victory? A Fresh Look at American Foreign Policy (1962, international affairs)
The Conscience of a Majority (1970, politics)
With No Apologies: The Personal and Political Memoirs of Unites States Senator Barry M. Goldwater (1979, memoir)
Goldwater (1988, memoir)


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