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Andrew Robert Lee “Drew” Cayton passed away on December 17, 2015. He was an accomplished and respected historian of America in the early national period. He was also known as a leading scholar of midwestern history, having devoted much of his research to the development of Indiana and Ohio through their territorial stages and their early statehood. Cayton, a native of Ohio, taught at a handful of universities, including Ball State University from 1982 to 1990, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he taught for the subsequent twenty-five years, rising to the rank of University Distinguished Professor. He was an active member of many academic organizations, serving a term as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.