David Koch has died
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David Koch, the billionaire conservative activist and philanthropist, who was lauded by the right and rebuked by the left, has died. -
David Hamilton Koch (; May 3, 1940 – August 23, 2019) was an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. -
He founded the company's New York City office and in 1979 he became the president of his own division, Koch Engineering, renamed Chemical Technology Group. -
As of 2010, David Koch owned 42 percent of Koch Industries, as did his brother Charles. He held 4 U.S patents. -
In 2015, he committed $150 million to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to build the David H. -
Koch Dinosaur Wing and a contribution of $15 million to the National Museum of Natural History to create the new David H. -
Koch said he believed his experience with cancer encouraged him to fund medical research.[failed verification] -
He was 79. -
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