Vantage Point – Goldwater Taplin Group! Former congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr. served in Washington for 14 years, representing the congressional district in north Los Angeles County, California. He was born on July 15th, 1938, son of Barry and Margaret Goldwater. He graduated from the Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Virginia in 1957. Attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado and graduated from Arizona State University in 1962. He worked as a stockbroker, public relations executive and in the import-export business before being elected to Congress in 1969. Since leaving public office in 1983 he has remained very active in a wide variety of political and business pursuits including Goldwater-Taplin Group which offers a wide array of professional services for the insurance industry in every U.S. State and Washington, DC.