Businessman and five-term United States Senator from Arizona who was the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 1964 election. He was known for his work in defense policy while in the Senate.
He took over the family business although he had almost no relationship with his father.
He lost the 1964 election to President Lyndon B Johnson who, riding a wave of good will following the assassination of his predecessor
His unpopularity greatly hindered his presidential campaign, unlike LBJ, who effectively related himself to John F. Kennedy's popularity.