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Richard Joseph Koke

Richard Joseph Koke, American writer, curator. Recipient 1st prize history essay contest sponsored by Colonial Dames of New York, 1940.

Background

  • Koke, Richard Joseph was born on September 19, 1916 in New York City. Son of Joseph and Emily Josephine (Chevrolet) Koke.

  • Education

    • Student, Art Students League, 1935. Student, Cooper Union Art Institute, 1937. AB, New York University, 1941.

      Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1947.

    Career

    • Historian, Bear Mountain (New York ) Trailside History Museum, 1935-1937. Curator Stony Point (New York ) Battlefield Museum, summers 1937-1941. Research consultant Hudson Valley Survey, 1946-1947.

      Historian Saratoga National History Park, 1947. Curator museum New York History Society, 1947-1983, curator emeritus, 1983—2008. Conducted archaeological investigations on Revolutionary War military sites in Highlands of the Hudson, New York, 1935-1941.

    Works

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Art dir, in charge cartographic department Medical Corps 1942-1944. Battlefield history research analyst. history section Hdgrs.

    1944-1945; engaged in collection and editing of military data pertaining to tactical operations American forces, preparation official army histories of Services of Supply, 1st, 3d, 7th, 9th, 15th armies World War 11, Western European Front.

    Connections

    • Married Mary A. Kimbley, January 1, 1955.
    • father: Joseph Koke
    • mother: Emily Josephine (Chevrolet) Koke
    • spouse: Mary A. Kimbley
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    Born September 19, 1916
    Died May 28, 2008
    (aged 91)
    Nationality
    • 1935
      Art Students League
    • 1937
      Cooper Union Art Institute
    • 1941
      New York University
    • 1947
      Columbia University
    • 1935 - 1937
      Historian
    • 1946 - 1947
      research consultant, Hudson Valley Survey
    • 1947
      historian Saratoga National History Park
    • 1947 - 1983
      curator museum New York History Society
    • 1983 - 2008
      curator museum New York History Society
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