Born in Clayton, Missouri, Samuel Pearson Goddard, Jr. attended Harvard in the late 1930s, served in the Air Force, and then shortly thereafter, he and his new wife moved to the state of Arizona. Goddard entered the world of politics after a time, and became governor of the burgeoning state of Arizona in the 1960s. The Arizona State University Libraries has created this rather compelling online collection of his papers, and ephemera related to his time in office and his work on the campaign trail. Here visitors can read a rather thorough biography of Goddard, view images and slogans from his various campaigns, and view interview clips with the man himself. The site also contains materials related to the broader political climate in Arizona at the time, along with information about the key legislative battles surrounding that most fractious of issues in the western United States: water.
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