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Robert P. "Bobby" Koch

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Robert P. (or C.) Koch

Married into the Bush Dynasty (W's Sister). Has some uncles and other relatives with connections with Elder George and Colin Powell....



Bush's kid sister, Dorothy Bush Koch raises money for local charities and for her family's campaigns. She married Robert P. Koch at Camp David in '92. Robert Koch is an ex-aide to then-Majority Leader Dick Gephardt and then-Democratic Whip Tony Coehlo, who until recently chaired Al Gore's campaign. Koch is now an executive and lobbyist at the Wine Institute, the trade group of the California wine industry. This lobby has promoted unfettered trade with China and lobbies to protect the millions of corporate-welfare tax dollars that it receives to market its products abroad. The Wine Institute appointed two of the Gallo brothers to its board in '99. The Gallo family, which produces one out of every three U.S. bottles of wine, knows something about lobbying. The Gallos got the so-called "Gallo Amendment" enacted in '86 to allow them personally to dodge $104 million in inheritance taxes when they passed on the family fortune.

--From a press release on the Wine Institute web page (See here):


Koch joined Wine Institute in 1992 as Vice President of Federal Government Relations and became Senior Vice President in 1996. He previously spent nine years on Capitol Hill working for former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt and former Majority Whip Tony Coelho. Koch is a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade (APAC), and a board member of the National Commission Against Drunk Driving, the Council on American Politics of the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, and the California State Society. He also is active in raising funds to find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Koch received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. He is married to Doro Bush Koch and they have four children.


George W. Bush named his brother-in-law, Robert Koch (*), to the search committee to find a new director for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. But don't imagine that this was mere nepotism. Not only does Koch have superb academic qualifications in medicine, public health, neuroscience, and psychology -- he holds a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland -- but he was at the time the chief lobbyist for the Wine Institute. He has since, no doubt on sheer merit, risen to be President of the Institute. (See Here)


Possible Relations (Decide for yourself):

Picture of Koch from the Wine Institute

Picture from "RobertKoch.com" (an Astrologer..SAME GUY?!)

Noel C. Koch, (Noel Koch) the acting assistant secretary of defense for International Security Affairs during the Iran Contra Affair. See here, search for "Koch" in page

(35)Koch, FBI 302, 3/23/92, p. 9. Koch was acting assistant secretary of defense because Armitage was traveling from November 15 to November 23, 1985. After Armitage returned to the United States in late November, Powell informed him of the activity that had occurred during his foreign trip. (Ibid., pp. 10-11.)

Ed Koch (Former Mayor of NY 78-89)