John F. Benton (1931 Philadelphia - February 25, 1988 Pasadena) was the Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Professor of History, at the California Institute of Technology.
He graduated from Haverford College, with a BA in 1953, from Princeton University with an MA in 1955, and PhD in 1959.
He taught at Reed College and the University of Pennsylvania.
- 1985 MacArthur Fellows Program
- Self and society in medieval France: 1064? - c. 1125, Guibert of Nogent, Ed. John F. Benton: Translator C. C. Swinton Bland, Harper & Row, 1970