January 22, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 13 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
IN REMEMBRANCE OF CHARLES WALTERS; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 13
(Extensions of Remarks - January 22, 2009)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E122] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IN REMEMBRANCE OF CHARLES WALTERS ______ HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH of ohio in the house of representatives Thursday, January 22, 2009 Mr. KUCINICH. Madam Speaker, I rise today in remembrance of Charles Walters, a profoundly respected writer and prolific advocate of organic and sustainable farming, and in honor of his outstanding dedication to this country. Charles Walters was born a few years prior to the Great Depression on June 18, 1926. He grew up in a time of great challenge and great change and he dedicated his life to serving his country. During World War Two, Charles served in the Army Air Corps and later served in the Korean War in the Air Force cartography unit. He attended Creighton University and Denver University, earning a master's degree in Economics. Charles was one of the earliest contributors to discourse on organic farming and authored thousands of articles on the topic over the past 40 years. An accomplished writer, he served as editor for the National Farmers Organization, authored a number of books on economics and agronomy, and published two novels. He was also the founder and editor of Acres U.S.A., America's oldest monthly magazine on organic and sustainable farming. Charles was the recipient of the American Monetary Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his invaluable contributions to the field of economics. In addition to his love of writing, he enjoyed history, poetry and foreign travel. He is survived by his wife Ann, his three children, Fred, Tim and Jennifer and his three granddaughters, Emily, Diana and Kara. Madam Speaker and colleagues, please join me in celebrating the life of Charles Walters--an accomplished and innovate writer and in honor of his leadership and advocacy for organic and sustainable farming. ____________________