John Rous


John Rous (Meridian, Mississippi 1912-Lynchburg, Virginia, 1995) was a White House photographer for The Associated Press (AP), who photographed six presidents during three decades, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Richard Nixon.

Rous grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he studied photography with local photojournalist Arthur Brooks. Before the Second World War, Rous worked as a photographer for the Washington Times, later Washington Herald. During the war, he served in the Office of War Information as the chief of photographers. Rous joined AP at the end of the war and stayed with AP until his retirement in the 1970s.