David Hamilton Koch was an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He was born on 3rd May of 1940 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. He joined the family business Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held company in the United States, in 1970 and became the Vice president of Koch Industries in 1979 and became a co-owner of Koch Industries along with his older brother Charles, in 1983.
He served as an executive vice president in Koch Industries until his retirement in 2018 because of his health issues. The resignation in June 2018 due to health issues, Koch received the title of Director Emeritus.
CAUSE OF DEATH
David Hamilton Koch died on August 23, 2019 (aged 79) Southampton, New York, U.S. The cause of death was not disclosed, but Koch Industries said Koch, who lived in New York City, had contended for years with various illnesses, including prostate cancer.
“Twenty-seven years ago,” the statement said, “David was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and given a grim prognosis of a few years to live. David said that a combination of great doctors, state of the art medications and his stubbornness kept cancer at bay.”
David Koch is survived by his wife, Julia Flesher, and their three children. On Friday, Charles Koch said of his younger brother: “The significance of David’s generosity is best captured in the words of Adam Smith, who wrote, ‘to indulge our benevolent affections, constitutes the perfection of human nature.’”