Robert Ewing III

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Robert Wilson Ewing III
Born (1935-05-25)May 25, 1935
Died March 27, 2007(2007-03-27) (aged 71)
Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Nationality American
Alma mater

Neville High School

University of Alabama
Occupation Newspaper executive; Sports and underwater photographer
Spouse(s) Divorced from Kathie Robinson Ewing
Children

Krista E. Wilson

Robert Wilson Ewing, IV
Parents Robert Wilson Ewing, II

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 Wilson Ewing, I, he was a member of the newspaper board of directors.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born on May 25, 1935, and attended the public Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana 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 Ruston publisher, Clarence Faulk. Wilson Ewing, the son of Ewing, I, and the father of Ewing, III, was the editor and publisher of the Morning World from 1938 to 1952, when he died of a heart attack. Wilson Ewing briefly took the helm of the Shreveport Times after the death of his brother, John D. Ewing, Sr., who had been the Times publisher and editor 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 Gannett. The two Monroe papers consolidated in 1980 as the News-Star-World. 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 New Orleans Daily States.[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 Metairie in Jefferson Parish near New Orleans.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Monroe News Star, April 1, 2007
  2. ^ a b Shreveport Times, March 30, 1007