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David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics

Koch and his brother Charles built one of the nation's largest private businesses and created a network of secretly funded organizations that attacked Democrats.
David Koch underwrote both old-fashioned charitable causes, such as the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, and the conservative movement, reshaping U.S. politics. Source: Diane Bondareff

David Koch, who built one of the nation's largest private businesses with his brother Charles and pumped money into conservative groups to help reshape American politics, has died.

Charles Koch confirmed the news in a statement on Friday that referenced David's long-running ailment.

"Twenty-seven years ago, David was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and given a grim prognosis of a few years to live. David liked to say that a combination of brilliant doctors, state-of-the-art medications

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