Richard L. “Dick” Robinson is a fourth generation native of Denver. He attended schools in Denver, graduating from East High School, and then attended Colorado State University, graduating with a B. S. degree in Agriculture.
Dick was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Army after completing his college ROTC. He served on active duty for two years in the Field Artillery. He spent a majority of his time in Korea, where he was decorated with the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
He then began his career in the dairy business, working in the milk plant operated by his family. He has spent his entire working career in the dairy business.
He has been active in a multitude of community and charitable organizations. He presently serves on the boards of the Denver Art Museum, HCA-HealthONE and Regis University. He is past Chairman of the Rose Community Foundation, past Director of US Bancorp in Minneapolis, past Chairman of the Denver Area Council Boy Scouts of America, past Chairman of the Greater Denver Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman of Mountain States Employers Council and past Chairman of the CSU Board of Governors. Dick is also the past Chairman of the Milk Processors’ Education Program that presents the milk moustache ads.
Dick, an avid golfer, is a member of the Castle Pines Golf Club and Denver Country Club. He has been married to Marcia for 64 years and has two children, John and Ellen, and two grandchildren.
Dick and his brother Eddie formed Robinson Dairy in 1975, by purchasing the assets of Roberts Dairy for their operations in Denver. They sold the Company to Dean Foods in 1999.