Louis L. Ward (1920 in Lenora, Kansas – February 10, 1996 in Kansas City, Missouri) was an American businessman who successfully turned the Russell Stover Candies company into an international brand after purchasing the company in 1969. In 1941 he earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University.
- Milt Freudenheim (February 13, 1996). "Louis Ward, 76, Manufacturer Built Fortune in Candy Business". The New York Times.