IN REMEMBRANCE OF CHARLES WALTERS; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 13
(Extensions of Remarks - January 22, 2009)

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                        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.