Born: February 15, 1923
Died August 8, 2012
Married: Ellen Sulzberger Straus, Marcia Lewis (mother of Monica Lewinsky)
Children: Diane Tucker, Katherine Caple, Jeanne Tofel, Eric Straus
He was the son of Nathan Straus, who founded the company in 1922. Peter Straus often read editorials commenting on current events on WMCA. Straus wrote and read the first broadcast editorial calling for the impeachment of Richard M. Nixon.
He served as head of the Voice of America during the Carter administration.
- New York Times August 8, 2012, "R. Peter Straus, Radio Pioneer, Dies at 89"
- Wikipedia: WMCA
- David Marshall Billikopf, personal communication