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Goldwater, Barry Morris

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Politicial Adviser


US Republican politician, air force general, and businessman


president of Goldwater's Inc. department store 1937-1953


chief of staff of Arizona Air National Guard 1946-1952


member of Phoenix City Council 1949-1952


chairman of Goldwater's Inc. department store 1953-1960


Senator from Arizona 1953-1965, 1969-1987


Republican presidential candidate 1964


in 1964 nomination acceptance speech, made famous declaration that "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice...[and] moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue"


chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Affairs 1981-1985


chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee 1985-1987


wrote "The Conscience of a Conservative" 1960, "With No Apologies: The Personal and Political Memoirs of United States Senator Barry M. Goldwater" 1979


exerted influence as longtime ideological leader of conservative-libertarian wing of Republican party


Page last updated: 3:21am, 25th Jul '06

  • "None of us here in Washington knows all or even half of the answers… If you love your country, don't depend on handouts from Washington for your information. If you cherish your freedom, don't leave it all up to big government."
  • "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. ... Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
  • "I wouldn't trust Nixon from here to that phone."
  • "To insist on strength ... is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering."