In Memory of Dr. E. Ralph Lupin
The passing of Dr. E. Ralph Lupin this week following a struggle with cancer represents a great loss to The National WWII Museum, which benefited in many ways from Lupin’s leadership as a member of its Board of Trustees.
Well known for his work with organizations ranging from the Vieux Carre Commission to the Louisiana State Museum, Lupin, a medical doctor and attorney, was a respected and engaged figure at America’s WWII Museum. He served on the Board of Trustees from the time of the Museum’s founding in 2000 to 2006, and joined the national board again in 2009. Lupin was a member of committees that oversee collections, facilities, education, personnel and fundraising. Lupin and his family foundation also contributed generously to the Museum’s development.
Dr. Lupin had a proud military record, having served in the Air Force (1958-1966) and in the Louisiana National Guard (1993-1998), reaching the rank of Brigadier General in the Guard.
“Ralph Lupin was a great supporter and founding board member of the Museum, going back to its opening as The National D-Day Museum,” said Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, President and CEO. “He was always visionary about the Museum’s potential and was a major donor in support of its subsequent expansion. Dr. Lupin was very active as a trustee and played a huge role in all of the Museum’s successes and achievements.”