Goldberg believes that there is a more complicated man beneath the popular image. His father, Baron, successfully managed a branch of the family store in Phoenix. His mother was Josephine Williams.
Soon after arriving in London, he anglicized his name from "Goldwasser" to "Goldwater. Goldwater graduated from Staunton Military Academyan elite private school in Virginia, and attended the University of Arizona   for one year, where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity.
He became a Republican in a heavily Democratic statepromoted innovative business practices, and opposed the New Dealespecially because it fostered labor unions.
Goldwater came to know former President Herbert Hooverwhose conservative politics he admired greatly. Family[ edit ] Inhe married Margaret "Peggy" Johnson, daughter of a prominent industrialist from Muncie, Indiana.
They had four children: Goldwater became a widower inand in he married Susan Wechsler, a nurse 32 years his junior. He became a pilot assigned to the Ferry Command, a newly formed unit that flew aircraft and supplies to war zones worldwide.
He spent most of the war flying between the U.
He also flew "the hump" over the Himalayas to deliver supplies to the Republic of China. The visitor center at the Academy is now named in his honor. As a colonel he also founded the Arizona Air National Guardand he would desegregate it two years before the rest of the U. Goldwater was instrumental in pushing the Pentagon to support desegregation of the armed services.
As an Air Force Reserve major general, he continued piloting aircraft, to include the B Stratofortressuntil late in his military career.
He would remind those who called him "rash" of the old saying that "there are no old, bold pilots". He often went by the nickname of "Rolling Thunder. Political career[ edit ] In a heavily Democratic state, Goldwater became a conservative Republican and a friend of Herbert Hoover.
He was outspoken against New Deal liberalismespecially its close ties to labor unions he considered corrupt. A pilot, active amateur radio operator, outdoorsman and photographer, he criss-crossed Arizona and developed a deep interest in both the natural and the human history of the state.
He entered Phoenix politics inwhen he was elected to the City Council as part of a nonpartisan team of candidates pledged to clean up widespread prostitution and gambling.
The team won every mayoral and council election for the next two decades. Goldwater rebuilt the weak Republican party and was instrumental in electing Howard Pyle as Governor in Senator[ edit ] As a Republican he won a seat in the U.
He won largely by defeating McFarland in his native Maricopa County by 12, votes, almost double the overall margin of 6, votes. As a measure of how Democratic Arizona had been since joining the Union 40 years earlier, Goldwater was only the second Republican ever to represent Arizona in the Senate.
He defeated McFarland again inwith a strong showing in his first reelection; he was the first Arizona Republican to win a second term in the Senate. He gave up re-election for the Senate in in favor of his presidential campaign.
Democrats delighted in pointing out that the junior senator was so headstrong that he had gone out his way to criticize the president of his own party. Early on in his career as a senator for Arizona, he criticized the He accused the Eisenhower administration of violating the Constitution by assuming powers reserved by the states.
While he agreed that under the law, every state should have integrated its schools, each state should integrate in its own way. His main rival was New York Governor Nelson Rockefellerwhom he defeated by a narrow margin in the California primary.
He delivered a captivating acceptance speech, to which "he devoted more care And with good reason: Johnson with Senator Goldwater, January 16, U.Barry Goldwater - Speech in the US Senate (16 September ) Source: the Congressional Record Volume - Part 16, Pages through "There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs.
Barry Goldwater on conservatism: Two years before he challenged Lyndon B. Johnson in the U.S. presidential election, Senator Barry Goldwater engaged in a debate with a fellow senator, between communism and freedom. Providentially, they have today the privilege and the duty of guarding our religious and moral inheritance, and .
It has been requested that the title of this article be changed kaja-net.com see the relevant discussion on the discussion kaja-net.com not move the page until the discussion . Barry M. Goldwater, 89, a five-term U.S. senator from Arizona and a champion of conservatism whose presidential candidacy launched a revolution within the Republican Party, died yesterday at home in Paradise Valley, a suburb of Phoenix.
Goldwater v. Carter: The Constitutional Allocation of Power in Treaty Termination United States Senator Barry Goldwater, joined the issue presently before the Court would be moot.
If the Senate or the Congress takes action, the result of which falls. The Coming “New World Order” According to the late Senator Barry Goldwater, the Trilateral Commission is a “vehicle for multinational consolidation of commercial and banking interests into the hands of the One World Government.
Martial Law will soon be declared. Over the past 15 or 20 years, U.S. presidents of both parties.