Bio: Peter Bradford Benchley (b. May 8, 1940 – February 12, 2006), best known for his novel Jaws, became a speechwriter in the White House for President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967.
L-R: Robert Kintner, Peter Benchley, President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Meeting, Little Office (next to the Oval Office), White House, Washington DC, 2/22/1967. Photo # a3721-26 by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.
LBJ Connection: Speechwriter and White House Staff Assistant, 1967-1968. Worked in the office of Will Sparks.
Benchley, Peter Bradford, 1940-2006,
Biographical info page,
LBJ Presidential Library,
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