David Wallace Robinson II ’53

David Wallace Robinson II ’53 of Columbia, S.C., died August 9. A son of the late Henry Burton Robinson and Lyda Studdert Robinson, he was born in Columbia and grew up in Raleigh, N.C. A 1949 graduate of Needham-Broughton High School and 1953 graduate of Davidson College, he served in Austria as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1958. He was first married to Isabelle Magnus Pilskaln of Easthampton, Mass. For over forty-two years, he practiced law with Robinson, McFadden and Moore law firm. From 1970-1975, he also served as General Counsel for Liberty Corporation and Liberty Life Insurance Company in Greenville, S.C. He was active in local, state, and national professional organizations, including the American Law Institute. He handled trials and appeals in state and federal courts including the United States Supreme Court. He was active in social and charitable organizations. He enjoyed travel and support of the arts. Mr. Robinson was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. He was preceded in death by his wife, LeDare Hurst Robinson. Survivors include his daughter, Ames “Amy” R. Cameron ’81; son, Clay D. Robinson (Ellison); stepsons, Harrison Thompson (April), John Thompson (Hope), Broadus Thompson (Mary), and Charlie Thompson; grandchildren, Greg and Maggie Cameron; Henry, Meredith and Sam Robinson; and Bryan, Sara, John, and Andrew Thompson; former son-in-law, Alan Cameron; and sister-in-law, Margaret Robinson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Burton Robinson, Jr.