John Ardis Cawthon
American historianDied when: 77 years 203 days (930 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
For his wife Elenora Albrecht Cawthon, see last section of this article.John Ardis Cawthon (March 16, 1907 – October 5, 1984) was an educator and regional historian from Ruston in Lincoln Parish in north Louisiana, who was affiliated with Louisiana Tech University from 1939–1940, 1948, and from January 12, 1954, until retirement on May 31, 1972.
Cawthon was a frequent contributor to North Louisiana History, which named its John Ardis Cawthon Memorial Printing Fund in his honor.