Goldwater was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 1, 1909. Three years before Arizona was admitted

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Goldwater was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 1, 1909. Three years before Arizona was admitted into the union. In 1896, Barry’s grandfather opened up a store called M. Goldwater & Sons. He took over his family’s department store before thinking about a political career. They sold the store in 1962 to Associated Dry Goods Corp. of New York. It sold for $2.2 million, and they also assumed almost $2 million in debt for the Goldwaters’ store books. Goldwater graduated top of his class in a military school, who was sent there after his disastrous freshman year of high school. After graduation he returned to Arizona and enrolled at the University of Arizona. Barry dropped out of college in 1928 to work full time after his father’s death.…show more content…
Goldwater refused to join the Republicans of the New Right during the 80s. (a&e tv) “As the United States entered World War II, Goldwater made an unsuccessful attempt to obtain a combat flight assignment.”(a&e tv) Goldwater found it difficult to return to his lead role at the store after coming back from war. He then started to explore the possibility of running for the local political office. His friends and associates convinced him to run for city council thereafter. (a&e tv) ‘There was a Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program established by congress in 86 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman including 30 years of service in the Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing sources of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarship to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields”(scholarship America inc.) “An evangelist of extremism who defended the John Birch Society, argued for making the Social Security system voluntary and mused aloud about defoliating Vietnam with nuclear weapons before being swept away in a Lyndon Johnson landslide.”(Grove,C01) In 1987, at age 85, and after a life in politics for five decades he retired from Senate. Afterwards, he became a gay rights activist.(Grove,C01) Although becoming a gay rights activist, it

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