Bio: Roy Hoopes, Jr., also known as Peter Potomac, (b. May 17, 1922, Salt Lake City, Utah-d. December 1, 2009, Silver Spring, Maryland), longtime Washington journalist who was the author of an acclaimed biography of crime novelist James M. Cain and more than thirty other books. He contributed to hundreds of publications and held many jobs with magazines, newspapers and federal agencies. He wrote books about the Peace Corps, the steel industry, politics, sports and Hollywood.
LBJ Connection: Journalist
Hoopes, Roy H., Jr., 1922-2009,
Biographical info page,
LBJ Presidential Library,
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