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Calista Madzar's Interview With Butler Shaffer (Her Grandfather)

• by Calista Madzar

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The Johnson-Goldwater Election of 1964 was most
memorable to my grandfather, Butler Shaffer, because it was
the election he was most directly involved in. At that time my
grandfather ran the Republican Party headquarters for the
state of Nebraska where he lived, and was also very much
involved with the campaign of Barry Goldwater. He was one of
Nebraska's delegates to the National Republican Convention, in
San Francisco, which is a very exciting place to be during an
important period in his life. At the same time through these
experiences my grandfather was becoming very turned off to