Samuel P. Goddard Papers

Politics in Arizona

National Democratic Committee

As governor and chair of the Arizona Democratic Committee, Goddard also became involved in national politics. He was elected a delegate to the Democratic National Convention five times from the 1960s through the 1980s. He also served as a member of the Charter Commission Drafting Committee of the Democratic National Committee from 1972 to 1975. Goddard's personal papers reveal correspondence with leading political figures, including John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon Baines Johnson as he often helped Democratic candidates in Arizona.

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