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Goldwater’s son lauds dad’s eye for photography

In this photo taken Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, Michael Goldwater the youngest son of Barry Goldwater reads a passage from a book he complied of his father photographic works Saturday afternoon during the opening reception of "Arizona's Son: The Photography of Barry Goldwater" at the Smoki Museum in Prescott. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw)

PRESCOTT ai??i?? Arizona native Barry Goldwater changed the American political landscape when he ran unsuccessfully in 1964 as the Republican nominee for president and by serving five terms in the U.S. Senate. He became the "conscience of the conservative" and an elder statesman with an independent streak.

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The Gold Standard: Barry Goldwater’s 30-year U.S. Senate career made him an icon in Arizona politics (access required)

Barry Goldwater was born three years before Arizona became a state. Who could have imagined that this toddler would become the man most associated with the Grand Canyon State? A five-term U.S. senator and the Republican presidential candidate in 1964, he epitomized the ruggedness of the Wild West and loved the state, with its magnificent vistas, as much as anyone possibly could.

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