Louis Aloysius Wilson, Jr. loved people, parties, art, music, fishing, winning the argument, and telling a good story. He was a leading attorney and a supporter of the arts. You were as likely to find Louis at an art gallery or Jazz Fest as at a museum fundraising gala or the table having the most fun in any restaurant in New Orleans. A longtime New Orleanian, Louis had a distinguished career with the law firm Adams and Reese.

Louis was always active in the New Orleans community and the arts. He contributed his time and leadership to the firm’s grassroots philanthropy program, HUGS. He served on the boards of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, the New Orleans Museum of Art, where he chaired the Odyssey Ball, and the Contemporary Arts Center, where he was president of the board. Louis was a member of the Krewe of Alla, serving as maharajah in 1988. An avid art collector, Louis was also a friend to many artists and musicians, including George Rodrigue, Luis Colmenares, George Dureau, and Rockin Dopsie.