Leo Janos (1933–2008) was an American speechwriter and ghostwriter who was known for writing speeches for the President Lyndon Johnson.[1] He authored and co-authored notable books including Skunk Works,[2] Yeager: An Autobiography,[3] and Crime of Passion.[4]

In January 2008, he died at the age of 74 due to cancer.[1]


In 1965, he became an editor of Ameryka magazine.[1]

In 1966, he was selected by President Johnson as his speechwriter, a post he worked on till 1968.[1]

His book, Skunk Works, has been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Leo Janos: 1933 - 2008". Chicago Tribune.
  2. ^ a b "SKUNK WORKS | Kirkus Reviews" – via Kirkus Reviews.
  3. ^ Clark, William. "Book review: 'Yeager: An Autobiography' by Gen. Chuck Yeager and Leo Janos". The Union.
  4. ^ "Book Reviews, Sites, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction". Kirkus Reviews.