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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Raymond Koch  

Pen Name: Charles Raymond

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1910


-- Raymond Koch on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=raymond++koch
-- Charles Raymond on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=charles++raymond


Illinois Connection

Koch lived in Chicago for many years. He died while living in Roger's Park, Illinois in 1994.

Biographical and Professional Information

Koch was a self-employed carpenter, 1950-72. In the 1960's, he wrote children's books with his wife, Charlotte Koch, under joint pen name of Charles Raymond. In 1972 Koch and his wife also published an account of Commonwealth College entitled Educational Community.Koch was involved in various social causes throughout his life. During the late 1920s and 1930s he studied and taught at Commonwealth College in Mena, Arkansas, where impoverished students received an education in exchange for twenty hours of work per week. Koch later served as educational director for the electrical workers union in St. Louis, Missouri, and from 1950 to 1972 he worked as a carpenter.


Published Works

  • Written with his wife, Charlotte Koch, under the Pen Name of Charles Raymond:'
  • Up From Appalachia , Follett, 1966
  • The Trouble With Gus , Follett, 1968
  • Jud, Houghton, 1968
  • Enoch, Houghton, 1969
  • Written with his wife, Charlotte Koch, under their given names:'
  • Educational Commune: Story of Commonwealth College , Schocken, 1972


Selected Titles At Your Library

Educational commune :
ISBN: 0805234640. OCLC Number:

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Awards

Best Juvenile Novel Award

from Friends of American Writers for

Jud