Robert Ewing, III

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Robert Wilson Ewing, III

(American newspaper executive and photographer)

Born May 25, 1935​
Died March 27, 2007 (aged 71)

Resting place:
Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery in Jefferson Parish​
Monroe, Louisiana, USA

Spouse Kathie Robinson Ewing (divorced)​

Krista E. Wilson
​ Robert Wilson Ewing, IV​
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ewing, II
Alma mater:
Neville High School (Monroe)
University of Alabama

Robert Wilson Ewing, III (May 25, 1935 – March 27, 2007), was a sports and underwater photographer for The Monroe News Star in Monroe, Louisiana. According to his obituary, Ewing performed free-lance work for National Geographic and the naturalist Jacques Cousteau. As the grandson of News-Star founder Robert Ewing, I, he was a member of the newspaper board of directors.[1]


Ewing attended the public Neville High School in Monroe, but graduated from a private school in New Jersey. He attended the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Alabama.[1]

Ewing, I, bought the Monroe Morning World in 1930, from​ Clarence E. Faulk, Sr., who was also a founder of Delta Air Lines and the father of Clarence Fields, the former publisher of the Ruston Daily Leader in Ruston, Louisiana. Wilson Ewing, the son of Ewing, I, and the father of Ewing, III, was the editor and publisher of The Monroe Morning World from 1938 to 1952, when he died of a heart attack. Wilson Ewing briefly took the helm of The Shreveport Times, the morning daily in Shreveport, after the death of his brother, John D. Ewing, Sr. (1892-1952), who had been The Times editor and publisher since 1931. Both Wilson Ewing and John D. Ewing, Sr., died in 1952.[2]

In 1977, Robert Ewing's family, including Edmund Graves Brown, sold the newspapers to the Gannett chain. The two Monroe papers consolidated in 1980 as the Monroe News Star. On May 22, 1988, the name changed to simply The News-Star. In addition to The Shreveport Times and the Monroe publication, Ewing's namesake grandfather, a well-known publisher and journalist for more than four decades, owned the former Daily States in New Orleans.[2]

Ewing, III, died at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe from injuries sustained in an accidental fall down a freight elevator shaft at a Monroe storage and warehouse company. He was divorced from the former Kathie Robinson, the mother of his daughter, Krista E. Wilson (husband Johnny Wilson); and his son, Robert Wilson Ewing, III, who married Faustena Ewing.[1]

He is interred at Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery in in Metairie in suburban Jefferson Parish near New Orleans.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Monroe News Star, April 1, 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Shreveport Times, March 30, 2007.

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