Peter Benchley (1940-2005)

Peter Benchley, a former speechwriter for President Lyndon B. Johson who became a best selling novelist, passed away yesterday at his home in Princeton. He was 65. In 2004, Benchley and his wife, Princeton Councilwoman Wendy Benchley, held a fundraiser at their home for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean.

Peter Benchley (1940-2005)