Barry Goldwater was an American politician and major general in the Air Force Reserve who served as a U.S. senator from 1953 to 1987 and was the Republican Party's nominee for president in 1964. He was a conservative leader who fought against the New Deal and supported civil rights, but also had libertarian views on social and cultural issues.
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Barry Goldwater was an American politician best known as a senator from Arizona and the Republican candidate for president in 1964. He was a fiscal conservative who opposed collectivism, labor unions, and foreign aid. He lost the 1964 campaign to Lyndon B. Johnson in a landslide, but died in 1998 at his home in Arizona.
Barry Goldwater, (born January 1, 1909, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.—died May 29, 1998, Paradise Valley, Arizona), U.S. senator from Arizona (1953–64, 1969–87) and Republican presidential candidate in 1964.
Barry Goldwater was a divisive and controversial figure who ran for the American presidency in 1964, challenging the moderate wing of his own party. He championed small government and individual freedoms, and his candid, outspoken style appealed to many conservatives. He lost to Lyndon B. Johnson, but his views and policies would influence the GOP for decades to come.
As senator, Goldwater proposed a new—some said radical—political agenda. "He preached the cause of modern conservatism," wrote one biographer, which emphasized “individualism, the sanctity of private property… anticommunism, and the dangers of centralized power.”.
Born in Arizona in 1909 (three years before it became a state), Barry Goldwater loved exploring and photographing the rugged southwestern landscape. He considered a military career, but his father’s poor health forced him into the family business, Goldwater’s Department Store.