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June1, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 14


Lewis E. Cook III ’01

Published in the June1, 2011, issue

Lewis died tragically March 6, 2011, after being struck by a drunk driver as he walked to his hotel in Vail, Colo. He was 32.

Lewis came to Princeton from San Francisco, where he was a four-time high school All-American swimmer. While at Princeton, Lewis majored in economics, graduating with honors. He played on the varsity water polo team and was a member of Cap and Gown Club.

After graduation, Lewis worked for the John Lewis Co., in Austin, Texas, and then earned an M.B.A. at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He was recognized as a Duke Scholar in 2007. Lewis returned to Austin, working at Simmons Vedder in acquisitions before starting his own real-estate investment company last year. He was active in the Real Estate Council of Austin, Urban Land Institute, and the Young Men’s Business League.

Lewis had a big heart and was generous with his time, valued his friends, and loved his family. His innate curiosity and quest for knowledge spurred him to travel the world extensively with classmates and family. He was a rock for all of them.

The class extends deepest sympathy to his parents, Lewis and Susan Cook; his sister, Alison Cook; and his extended family. We join them in mourning his loss.

The Class of 2001

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