The Contender
Barry Goldwater
Born: January 2, 1909
Died: May 29, 1998
"I won't say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John."

1949: Elected to the Phoenix City Council

1953-1965: United States Senator from Arizona

1964: United States Presidential Candidate

1969-1987: United States Senator from Arizona

1987: Retired from the Senate

1964 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
Lyndon B. JohnsonDemocratic48643,127,04161.1%
Barry GoldwaterRepublican5227,175,75438.5%

Did you know...
While Goldwater helped end segregation in the Phoenix public schools, he voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

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