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Goldwater family of Prescott, Arizona

Note: This is just one of 1,130 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

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  Michael Goldwater (1821-1903) — also known as Michael Goldwasser; "Big Mike" — of Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz. Born in Konin, Poland, 1821. Naturalized U.S. citizen; mayor of Prescott, Ariz., 1885. Jewish. Died in San Francisco, Calif., 1903 (age about 82 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Morris Goldwater; grandfather of Barry Morris Goldwater; great-grandfather of Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr. (1938-).
  Political family: Goldwater family of Prescott, Arizona.
  Morris Goldwater (1852-1939) — of Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz. Born in London, England, January 16, 1852. Mayor of Prescott, Ariz., 1879; member Arizona territorial council, 1890; delegate to Arizona state constitutional convention, 1910. Jewish. Died April 11, 1939 (age 87 years, 85 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Prescott, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Goldwater (1821-1903).
  Political family: Goldwater family of Prescott, Arizona.
  Barry Morris Goldwater (1909-1998) — also known as Barry M. Goldwater; "Mr. Conservative" — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.; Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., January 1, 1909. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1953-65, 1969-87; received one electoral vote for Vice-President, 1960; candidate for President of the United States, 1964. Episcopalian. Jewish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sigma Chi. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1986. Died in Paradise Valley, Maricopa County, Ariz., May 29, 1998 (age 89 years, 148 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Christ Church of the Ascension Memorial Garden, Paradise Valley, Ariz.; statue at Goldwater Memorial Park, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
  Relatives: Married, September 22, 1934, to Margaret Johnson (died 1985); married, February 9, 1992, to Susan Shaffer Wechsler; father of Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr. (1938-); grandson of Michael Goldwater.
  Political family: Goldwater family of Prescott, Arizona.
  Cross-reference: L. Brent Bozell — Raymond Moley
  Campaign slogan: "In your heart, you know he's right."
  Opposition slogan: "In your guts, you know he's nuts."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Barry M. Goldwater: Goldwater (1988) — With no apologies: The personal and political memoirs of United States Senator Barry Goldwater (1979)
  Books about Barry M. Goldwater: Rick Perlstein, Before the Storm : Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus — Robert Alan Goldberg, Barry Goldwater — Lee Edwards, Goldwater: The Man Who Made a Revolution — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation
  Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr. (b. 1938) — also known as Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. — of Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 15, 1938. U.S. Representative from California, 1969-83 (27th District 1969-75, 20th District 1975-83); candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982; Constitution candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2008. Member, Young Americans for Freedom; Sons of the American Revolution. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Son of Barry Morris Goldwater and Margaret (Johnson) Goldwater; great-grandson of Michael Goldwater (1821-1903).
  Political family: Goldwater family of Prescott, Arizona.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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