David C. Hoopes

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David Craig Hoopes (born August 15, 1942) was special assistant to the U.S. President from 1971 to 1977 and later an investment adviser.

Hoopes was born to Lorenzo Hoopes and his wife Stella in Twin Falls, Idaho. As a young man he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to Argentina. He received a BA in political science and an MA in International Public Administration from Brigham Young University.

Hoopes then received an MPA and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. While working on these degrees he served as president of Anthony Craig & Associates in Los Angeles. He was also a consultant to a California legislative committee on reorganizing the Los Angeles Unified School District.

In 1971 Hoopes joined the Nixon Administration and in 1974 he was made Special Assistant to the President. After Gerald Ford lost his bid for re-election, Hoopes returned to the private sector working for Bechtel Corporation.

From 1998 to 2001, Hoopes was president of the Chile Santiago South Mission of the LDS Church. From 2004 to 2007 he was president of the Caracas Venezuela Temple. He also served as a bishop in the LDS Church.

Hoopes married Diane Tuttle, the daughter of A. Theodore Tuttle. They are the parents of seven children.