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Goldwater, Barry Morris

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: N/A
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