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Walter Karl Koch, American lawyer.


Koch, Walter Karl was born on November 8, 1901 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Karl and Wanda Otellia (Tischler) Koch.


Bachelor of Arts Colorado, 1923. Juris Doctor, University Denver, 1925. Postgraduate, University Denver, 1931.

Doctor in Engineering (honorary), Colorado School Mines, 1958. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Colorado College, 1962.


District traffic superintendent Mountain States Tel & Tel Company, Pueblo, Colorado, 1925-1928, traffic chief Denver, 1928-1930, Utah commercial supervisor, 1930-1933, Colorado commercial supervisor, 1935-1939, general commercial supervisor, 1939-1945, general commercial manager, 1945-1949, vice president, 1949-1952, director, 1949-1970, president, 1952-1966. Board directors Colorado Safety Association, National Western Stock Show, American Growth Fund, Air Force Academy Foundation, Colorado Governor's Ethics Committee.


Trustee Boettcher Foundation. Board directors Denver Museum Natural History, Lutheran Community Health Services, National Commission Hospital Governing Boards, Lutheran Medical Building Corporation, Institute Health Care, Lutheran Medical Center. Former board directors Colorado Association Commerce and Industry, Colorado Council on Economic Education, Denver Symphony Society, also former trustee, Young Men’s Christian Association, Radio Free Europe, Colorado Governor's Science Development Committee, Seven State Business Development Commission, Colorado Outdoors Development Association, Colorado Military Affairs Committee, Mountain States Employers Council.

Member Telphone Pioneers American (past president), Denver Chamber of C. (past president), Reserve Officers Association United States (honorary life), Colorado Association Indiana Colleges and Universities (past president, board directors), American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, United States Senior Golfers Association, Colorado Senior Golfers Association, Alpha Kappa Psi (honorary), Delta Sigma Rho, Phi Alpha Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Beta Gamma Sigma. Clubs: Cherry Hills Country, Denver Athletic, Denver, Denver Country, Denver Executives, Denver Press, Mile High, Rocky Mountain Wine and Food, Tower, University. Lodges: Rotary.


Married Lillian E. Lind, September 23, 1925 (deceased July 1940). Children: Wanda Elizabeth Wilson, Ellen Janet Buchholz. Married Ruth Brooks Reid, August 11, 1945.

Karl Koch

Wanda Otellia (Tischler) Koch

Lillian E. Lind

Ruth Brooks Reid

Wanda Elizabeth Wilson Koch

Ellen Janet Buchholz Koch