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David H. Koch

AKA David Hamilton Koch

Born: 3-May-1940
Birthplace: Wichita, KS

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Philanthropist
Party Affiliation: Libertarian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Conservative philanthropist, Koch heir

Net worth $17B (Forbes 2007). Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate, 1980. Donated $100M to MIT, founding the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Major underwriter of right-wing political causes and candidates, with his brother Charles. A 2010 investigative piece in The New Yorker described the brothers as "longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy and much less oversight of industry especially environmental regulation."

Father: Fred C. Koch (Founded Koch Industries; b. 1900, d. 1967)
Mother: Mary Robinson Koch (b. 17-Oct-1907, m. 1932, d. 21-Dec-1990)
Brother: Frederick R. Koch (b. 1932)
Brother: Charles G. Koch (b. 1935)
Brother: William I. Koch (his twin, b. 3-May-1940)
Wife: Julia Margaret Flesher (m. 25-May-1996, three children)

    High School: Deerfield Academy
    University: BS Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1962)
    University: MS Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1963)
    Administrator: Trustee, Rockefeller University

    Koch Industries EVP
    Member of the Board of Koch Industries
    American Legislative Exchange Council
    Americans for a Republican Majority
    Americans for Prosperity
    Americans for Truth in Politics
    Aspen Institute Trustee
    Bayou Leader PAC
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Cato Institute Co-Founder, Trustee
    Citizens for a Sound Economy Chairman
    DeMint for Senate Committee
    Earthwatch Institute Past Director
    Elizabeth Dole for President
    Free and Strong America PAC
    Friends of George Allen
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    Friends of Mark Foley
    George W. Bush for President
    Grow PAC
    Hospital for Special Surgery Board of Directors
    Institute for Humane Studies
    Institute for Justice
    John McCain 2008
    McCain 2000
    McCain for Senate '98
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    New Republican Majority Fund
    Pacific Research Institute
    Pete Coors for Senate
    Pioneer PAC
    Progress for America Voter Fund
    Quayle 2000
    Rand Paul for US Senate 2010
    Reason Foundation Board of Directors
    Romney for President
    Santorum 2006
    Volunteer PAC
    The Western Way PAC
    Risk Factors: Prostate Cancer


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