Lou was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Bronxville, N.Y., to Leland and Helen Ball Robinson. Lou withdrew from Princeton during our sophomore year for health reasons and completed his undergraduate degree work at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
He graduated in 1958 from Columbia Law School and worked for White and Case in New York City. He then became a partner in Burlingham, Underwood & Lord, a firm specializing in maritime law. He lived in Bronxville for 67 years until he retired to Jefferson, N.H.
His first wife, Nancy Brooks Robinson, died in 1971. Lou died May 1, 2017, of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne L. Robinson; his children, Gary and Susan; four grandsons; and sister Sally Harris.