Barry Goldwater
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1909
Date of Death: 1998
Cause of Death: Stroke
Religion: Episcopalian (born to a Jewish mother)
Occupation: Politician, Pilot, Author of Non-Fiction
Spouse: Margaret Johnson (1934–1985),
Susan Shaffer Wechsler (1992–1998)
Children: Joanne, Barry Jr., Michael, Peggy
Military Branch: United States Army Air Force (World War II),
United States Air Force
Political Party: Republican Party
Political Office(s): United States Senator from Arizona
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): The Victorious Opposition
Type of Appearance: Direct
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): United States Representative from New Mexico
Barry Morris Goldwater (January 2, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–1987) and the Republican Party's nominee for President in the 1964 election, though he lost in a landslide to incumbent Lyndon Johnson. He was also a Major General in the United States Air Force Reserve. He is credited with the revitalization of the Conservative movement in America.

Barry Goldwater in Southern VictoryEdit

Barry Goldwater was a conservative Democratic Congressman representing New Mexico in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1940, he was ejected from the floor of the United States House of Representatives for becoming involved in a heated exchange with Congressman Nephi Pratt of Utah. Goldwater scuffled with the men who removed him, even landing a good blow on one. Pratt, in contrast, simply left the room with dignity.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Ernest McFarland
United States Senator from Arizona (Class 1)
Succeeded by
Paul Fannin
Preceded by
Carl Hayden
United States Senator from Arizona
Succeeded by
John McCain
Party political offices
Preceded by
Richard Nixon
Republican nominee for President of the United States
1964 (lost)
Succeeded by
Richard Nixon