Courtney Childs

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Courtney Childs

Courtney Childs. graduated from U.C. Berkeley in the 1960s with a degree in history. He has has worked in an oil refinery, in several different book‐stores, and on the beach in Santa Barbara (lifeguard). He was a Cellar Manager in various California wineries for about 15 years, and an independent craftsman who built lap‐strum dulcimers (aka Appala‐ chian dulcimers, as opposed to the better‐known hammer dulcimer).  

His most unusual job was as a counselor at a “crisis house,” a transi‐ tional program for people leaving residential psychiatric care — and for those trying to avoid hospitalization.

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Courtney Childs of Corvallis, OR signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[1]


In 2013 Courtney Childs, Corvallis, Oregon, served on the National Coordinating Committee of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.[2]

2016 CCDS National Coordinating Committee

Courtney Childs, Oregon, was elected in 2016 to the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism National Coordinating Committee;[3]

Latin America Task Force

Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism Latin America Task Force members August 2018, Courtney Childs (OR), Pat Fry (NY), Jay Jurie| (FL), Harry Targ (IN), Janet Tucker (PA).[4]

Socialist Majority Caucus

DSA's Socialist Majority Caucus signatories list as of April 25 2019 included Courtney Childs of Benton County Democratic Socialists of America.