Read Frederick Koch, Who Spurned Family Business, Dies at 86 by Katharine Q. Seelye (
The oldest of four boys, he had little interest in his brothers’ conglomerate or politics. Instead, he collected art and restored manor houses.
I was coincidentally reading a bit about the Kochs last night in American Amnesia. They indicated that Koch’s father was a co-founder of the John Birch society and naturally the boys were all steeped in their philosophy.