Goldwater, Barry Morris
Died: 1998 AD, at 89 years of age.
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
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- "None of us here in Washington knows all or even half of the answersâ€¦ 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."