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Fri Aug 9, 2013, 10:07 AM

Is Robert P. Koch related to the infamous Koch Brothers?

I was just doing some research and noted that Bush's sister, Dorothy, is married to someone named Robert P. Koch. Does anyone know whether he is related to the Koch brothers?

I did some quick research and couldn't find the answer.

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Reply Is Robert P. Koch related to the infamous Koch Brothers? (Original post)
Sanity Claws Aug 2013 OP
octoberlib Aug 2013 #1
hchrisc Oct 2013 #2
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #3
davidbeasley Feb 2014 #4

Response to Sanity Claws (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2013, 10:27 AM

1. I don't think so.

Robert P. is CEO of The Wine Institute and a Democrat.

In 1992, German American Koch married Dorothy Bush, the only living daughter of George H. W. Bush, at a private ceremony held at Camp David—the only couple to ever be married there in the nation's history. They have two children plus the two children from her first marriage.
Koch is a Democrat who started his career in politics working for Tony Coelho and was part of his campaign to become House Majority Whip. He would later become staff director for House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt before joining the Wine Institute. Since becoming President and CEO in June 2003, membership has grown 70% to over 1,000 Californian wineries and affiliated businesses which are predominately family owned and operated.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Koch

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Response to Sanity Claws (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 09:16 PM

2. Robert Heinrich Hermann Koch

I believe Robert P. (Bobby) Koch is the grandson of Robert H. H. Koch of Hanover Germany. He was an epidemiology researcher that won the Nobel Prize in 1903 of his work in Tuberculosis identification and prevention.

Bobby is on the other side of the spectrum from the Koch Brothers.

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Response to hchrisc (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 09:50 PM

3. Welcome to DU

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Response to Sanity Claws (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 12:33 PM

4. Robert "Bobby" Pardi Koch

This is on definitive knowledge that "Bobby" Koch is not a scion of "The Koch Brothers." He is however NO DEMOCRAT! Bobby is the third son of George William Koch, the former Pres/CEO of the Grocery Manufactures of America (the food industry's lobby shop). Just about all of Bobby's direct family members are registered REPUBLICANS! The only reason that Bobby was thought to be a democrat was that he was placed with Tony Coehlo as his first job after barely graduating from the University of Maryland. Bobby's older brother Patrick "PC" C. Koch, Washington Attorney & Lobbyist (PC Koch and Associates), advised him to register as an Independent to increase his potential to be hired by any Congressman in the future-should need be. The big joke was that his father would have to purchase the Uni-Park company (a valet service which serviced the Bethesda/Potomac suburb of WDC) to insure Bobby's ability to be employ in his adult life as he suffers from an exceeding low I.Q.(tested at 89)! Also, Bobby's grand father was the late Errol Koch and his grandmother was Lucy Lewis Koch. Errol was the owner/operator of a repair garage in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bobby's father (who at the time was an attorney in the Hamilton County Solicitor's Office headed by Charlie Keating,think The Coehlo 5 Affair, moved the
family from Columbus, Ohio to WDC as a Protege of Jake Davis. I could go on with more information, but you now possess a short history of Bobby Koch!

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