"Lud was a very focused person and he served McDonogh well during an important and complicated period of time. He was a bridge," said George S. Wills, a retired Baltimore public relations executive and McDonogh alumnus. "He was both quiet and effective."
Eileen S. Toohey was a member of the first coeducational class that entered McDonogh in the fall of 1975.
"My impression of him was that he was a very strong leader in both stature and appearance and the way he talked. He could make decisions and always got right to it," said Ms. Toohey, a senior development associate at McDonogh.
"When you were in his company, you always stood up straight because he had been a career Marine officer," said Ms. Toohey. "He was a very friendly man but if you got into trouble, he'd go knee-to-knee with you in a very direct manner. And in the end, he'd break into a smile, and you knew that things were all right again."
After retiring from McDonogh in 1976, he and his wife, the former Cornelia Smith, whom he married in 1949, moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., where he worked as a real estate broker.
They returned to Rodgers Forge a decade later. Colonel Michaux volunteered at McDonogh and the Greater Baltimore Committee, participating in its College Bound Program and helping to raise $25 million for city public school graduates to attend college.
He was also a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, where he was a member of its vestry and served on various other committees.
Colonel Michaux enjoyed playing tennis.
His wife died in 1995.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 20 at McDonogh's Tagart Memorial Chapel, 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills.
In addition to his daughter, Colonel Michaux is survived by a son, Randolph M. Michaux of Ashburn, Va.; another daughter, Beverly Michaux of Mount Washington; a brother, Bernard B. Michaux of El Macero, Calif.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Priscilla Roosevelt Levindowski, died in 1992.