Goldwater, Barry

Public Information

Name

Goldwater, Barry

Class

2001

Biography

(1909-1998) Born in Phoenix, Barry Goldwater became a United States Senator, Presidential Candidate, and Major General in the Air Force Reserve. Served during WWII flying transport missions in both the Pacific and European theaters. Retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1967 with 15,000 flying hours. With a great passion for all things Arizona, he founded the Arizona Historical Foundation; assembled one of the world’s largest Hopi Kachina collections and donated it to the Heard Museum; became one of the widest exhibited photographers in the world; and was an author of 16 books and numerous articles and commentaries.