L. Ron Hubbard
L. Ron Hubbard was a pulp science fiction writer who wrote Dianetics and founded Scientology. He died in 1986.
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February 5, 1942
: Naval officer L. Ron Hubbard
writes a report; in it, he quotes Commander L. D. Causey, the US Naval Attache to Australia
, as saying, "I have sent a message to the CinC Asiatic as of this morning stating that I wish you to be removed from Brisbane, stating that you are making a nuisance of yourself. You have never been under my orders and I consider you as having nothing to do with me."
February 13, 1942
: A document purportedly written by US Army Colonel Alexander L. P. Johnson to the Commander of the Base Force, Darwin, Australia
describes L. Ron Hubbard
as "an intelligent, resourceful and dependable officer" and recommends that an earlier (unspecified) request be granted.
February 14, 1942
: A memo from the US Naval Attache to Australia
complains about L. Ron Hubbard
: "By assuming unauthorized authority and attempting to perform duties for which he has no qualifications, he became the source of much trouble. ... This officer is not satisfactory for independent duty assignment. He is garrulous and tries to give impressions of his importance. He also seems to think that he has unusual ability in most lines. These characteristics indicate that he will require close supervision for satisfactory performance of any intelligence duty."
October 8, 1942
: L. Ron Hubbard
writes the Chief of Naval Personnel asking that he be nominated to "PC school".
February 5, 1943
: The Navy forwards to L. Ron Hubbard
a letter from a Dave Margolis. Margolis wrote to the Navy requesting that it make Hubbard pay an unpaid bill. The Navy instructs Hubbard to attend to the matter.
October 18, 1943
: L. Ron Hubbard
writes a letter to the Navy asking for orders taking him into combat duty.
May 22, 1946
: Aleister Crowley cables his US office after reading reports from his branch headquarters in America and Jack Parsons's accounts of the occult ceremony he had performed with L. Ron Hubbard
: "Suspect Ron playing confidence trick--Jack Parsons weak fool--obvious victim prowling swindlers." In a letter a few days later he said, "It seems to me on the information of our brethren in California
that Parsons has got an illumination in which he lost all his personal independence. From our brother's account he has given away both his girl and his money. Apparently it is the ordinary confidence trick."
February 19, 1948
: L. Ron Hubbard
writes to the US Navy, asking that his previous letter of resignation be disregarded, in response to a reply from the Chief of Naval Personnel regretting Hubbard's decision to resign.
May 1, 1951
: L. Ron Hubbard
writes to the Veterans Administration stating that he is "willing to submit to a physical examination in connection with my claim for disability compensation." By 1951, he had already sold many copies of Dianetics
, in which he claims that his "research" had enabled him to completely cure himself of all the injuries and maladies he suffered during the war.
May 24, 1951
: L. Ron Hubbard
sends a telegram to his mistress, Barbara: "Better keep our plans a close secret as I do not know what they would try to do to you if they knew. Be very careful. All my love, Ron."
February 3, 1953
: An FBI document summarizes some information about L. Ron Hubbard
. It mentions two US Marshalls attempting to serve a bench warrant on LRH while he was lecturing to the Association of Scientologists
. It says "Allegations have been made that organizations he was affiliated with were of particular interest to perverts, hypochondriacs and curiosity seekers. In 1951 the State of New Jersey reported it had a case against him for teaching medicine without a license and in 1952 the Post Office was investigating him for mail fraud."
February 28, 1957
: FBI director J. Edgar Hoover replies to an inquiry from Senator Styles Bridges. Hoover's letter says, in part, " ... the FBI has received numerous inquiries concerning Lafayette Ron Hubbard and the system of "dianetics
" which he apparently originated, but no allegation of a violation within the jurisdiction of this Bureau has been received and, consequently, no investigation of this matter has been conducted by the FBI. [Dianetics
organizations have] encountered difficulty with police authorities in New Jersey, Michigan and Washington, D.C., for allegedly conducting schools in those areas, in which a branch of medicine and surgery was taught without a license. ... " Hoover also mentions a newspaper article carrying Sara Hubbard's allegations that LRH had subjected her to "scientific torture experiments."
February 3, 1959
: In response to a request for an FBI file check, a report is written on L. Ron Hubbard
and the Hubbard Dianetic Auditors School in New Jersey. The report says that the FBI hasn't investigated either one, but mentions the Look magazine article (including the claim that dianetics
"is a milestone for Man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his inventions of the wheel and the arch" and the claims that it can cure everything from eye trouble, bursitis, ulcers, and colds). It also mentions the divorce suit and the bit about "competent medical advisors recommended that Hubbard be committed to a private sanitarium for psychiatric observation and treatment of a mental ailment known as paranoid schizophrenia."
May 7, 1971
: L. Ron Hubbard
writes GO [Guardian Order] 070571 LRH "Secret: Notes on Smersh." (He took the word from the James Bond novels to refer to an international conspiracy that he believed was directing the attack on him.) An excerpt: "Penetration is always a win. We have made it in finding WHO attacks Scientology
from where by doing what. This gives us an ever further penetration. We have found as well the EX intelligence officer mouth pieces [sic] in the UK that influence that government and push Nazi aims. We are getting even further penetration now into who is keeping this planet upset."
January 12, 1972
: L. Ron Hubbard
issues GO 111212, "Black Propaganda." It will later be cancelled and reissued as OSA
Network Order 15 on February 18, 1988.
April 20, 1973
: L. Ron Hubbard
writes Guardian Order 732, in which he devises the Snow White Program for Scientology
's intelligence agency, the Guardian's Office (GO), in an effort to root out and remove "false files" about the Church and Hubbard held by governments around the world. This becomes a sophisticated worldwide espionage operation targetting 17 governments and three international organisations.
January 21, 1975
: L. Ron Hubbard
issues GO 111212, "Willful False Reports," in which he says, "The government could be willfully manufacturing false reports
in order to get rid of somebody." It will later be cancelled and reissued as OSA
Network Order 19 on February 18, 1988.
June 27, 1975
: L. Ron Hubbard
writes an order for the Guardian's Office. An excerpt: "Info must find the who back of these IRS
attacks and document it for exposure plus all other items of interest. It could be IRS
and the government is attacking any vocal group to pave the way for some coup by the government. Evidence as to the why of these attacks must be gotten, powerful enough to destroy the attackers when eventually used or revealed." Hubbard said that somewhere in IRS
was "an insane individual with insane plans" who was operating a "false reports
factory." He wanted that person found.
February 12, 1976
: The Flag Collections Officer [possibly Molly Harlow?] writes a memo to Joe Lisa entitled "Re: Rumours." It discusses rumors the Scientologists
were trying to plant at the Clearwater
Sun and the Chamber of Commerce that L. Ron Hubbard
was in Europe and had come to the US to relax, do photography, and record choirs - not to set up the fake United Churches front that Scientology
was hiding behind.
February 14, 1983
: L. Ron Hubbard
sends a handwritten letter to California
Superior Court Judge J. David Hennigan. The letter states: "I am alive and well and working at my own trade (as a writer)." He rejects as "false and ill-informed" claims that his estate is being mismanaged. The letter is dated 3 February.
February 1, 1985
: L. Fletcher Prouty, a former colonel in the US Air Force, creates an affidavit stating that the records released by the US Navy documenting L. Ron Hubbard
's service in the armed forces "are incomplete ... those materials and records provided give ample evidence that proves the existence of other records that have been concealed, withheld and overlooked."
L. Ron Hubbard in the News
|October 15, 1993||The Church Of Scientology, Freed Of Its Income Tax Obligations By The IRS This Week, Is Spending $114 Million To Preserve The Vo|| Fort Wayne - The Journal Gazette : The Church Of Scientology, Freed Of Its Income Tax Obligations By The IRS This Week, Is Spending $114 Million To Preserve The Voluminous Writings Of Deceased Founder L. Ron .Hubbard, The Group Says In Newly Released Documents. The Works Will Be Etched Into Steel Plates And Printed In Book Form On Natural Cotton And Linen Fabric, According To Documents. Some Will Be Stocked In An Underground Vault || |
|April 11, 1993||You Should Apologize For Hubbard Day Story|| Charlotte Observer: You Should Apologize For Hubbard Day Story || |
|March 7, 1993||L. Ron Hubbard Day? Officials Need To Wake Up Council Should Learn Embarrassing Lesson From Its Move To Honor The Founder Of The|| Charlotte Observer: L. Ron Hubbard Day? Officials Need To Wake Up Council Should Learn Embarrassing Lesson From Its Move To Honor The Founder Of The Controversial Church Of Scientology. || |
|March 3, 1993||Cancel The Parade: Hubbard Day Is Off|| Charlotte Observer: Cancel The Parade: Hubbard Day Is Off || |
|November 17, 1992||Scientologists Can Pursue Return Of Hubbard Records|| (brief mention of Scientology) || |
|March 16, 1992||Vault Will Hold Hubbard Writings|| Beacon Journal: Vault Will Hold Hubbard Writings || |
|October 1, 1991||Scientology - A Dangerous Cult Goes Mainstream|| The Church of Scientology, started by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard to "clear" people of unhappiness, portrays itself as a religion. In reality, the church is a hugely profitable global racket that survives by intimidating members and critics in a Mafia-like manner. At times during the past decade, revelations in the media and prosecutions against Scientology seemed to be curbing its menace. But now the group, which is trying to go mainstream, threatens to become insidious and pervasive than ever. || |
|March 31, 1991||An Unwelcome Proclamation|| Gov. Edgar's rescinding of "L. Ron Hubbard Day" two weeks after it was held makes many wonder what possessed the governor to declare a day for L. Ron Hubbard in the first place. Some might say that when it comes to "helping," the late Hubbard's Church of Scientology is a ripoff that helped itself to thousands of dollars members paid for so-called counseling sessions. Others say the organization is a cult. || |
|July 4, 1990||Church Building Vault To Store Works Of L. Ron Hubbard|| San Jose Mercury News: Church Building Vault To Store Works Of L. Ron Hubbard || |
|June 30, 1990||Headline: Hubbard's Scientology Universe Unlimited|| St. Paul Pioneer Press: Headline: Hubbard's Scientology Universe Unlimited || |
|June 28, 1990||cos's strategies to turn Hubbard's books into bestsellers|| Los Angeles Times: cos's strategies to turn Hubbard's books into bestsellers || |
|June 28, 1990||Los Angeles Times: Costly Strategy Continues to Turn Out Bestsellers|| In some cases, sales of Hubbard's books apparently got an extra boost from Scientology followers and employees of the publishing firm. Showing up at major book outlets like B. Dalton and Waldenbooks, they purchased armloads of Hubbard's works, according to former employees. || |
|June 24, 1990||Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's development of Scientology|| Los Angeles Times: Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's development of Scientology || |
|June 24, 1990||L. Ron Hubbard's eccentricities|| Los Angeles Times: L. Ron Hubbard's eccentricities || |
|June 24, 1990||L. Ron Hubbard's years in hiding|| Los Angeles Times: L. Ron Hubbard's years in hiding || |
|June 24, 1990||The many lies L. Ron Hubbard told about his background|| Los Angeles Times: The many lies L. Ron Hubbard told about his background || |
|June 24, 1990||LRH, the story of L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology|| St. Petersburg Times: LRH, the story of L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology || |
|June 24, 1990||Los Angeles Times: The Making of L. Ron Hubbard|| From a life haunted by emotional and financial troubles, L. Ron Hubbard brought forth Scientology. He achieved godlike status among his followers, and his death has not deterred the church's efforts to reach deeper into society. || |
|June 24, 1990||Los Angeles Times: Creating the Mystique|| Hubbard's image was crafted of truth, distorted by myth. To his followers, L. Ron Hubbard was bigger than life. But it was an image largely of his own making. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge put it bluntly while presiding over a Church of Scientology lawsuit in 1984. Scientology's founder, he said, was "virtually a pathological liar" about his past. || |
|June 24, 1990||Los Angeles Times: Life With L. Ron Hubbard|| L. Ron Hubbard enjoyed being pampered. He surrounded himself with teen-age followers, whom he indoctrinated, treated like servants and cherished as though they were his own children. He called them the "Commodore's messengers." || |
|June 24, 1990||Los Angeles Times: The Final Days|| Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard often said that man's most basic drive is that of survival. And when it came to his own, he used whatever was necessary — false identities, cover stories, deception. There is no better illustration of this than the way he secretly controlled the Church of Scientology while hiding from a world he viewed as increasingly hostile. || |
|June 24, 1990||Los Angeles Times: Defining the Theology|| What is Scientology? Not even the vast majority of Scientologists can fully answer the question. No single book comprehensively sets forth Scientology's beliefs. Teachings are revealed to church members through a progression of sometimes secret courses that take years to complete and cost tens of thousands of dollars. || |
|June 24, 1990||Los Angeles Times: Staking a Claim to Blood Brotherhood|| As L. Ron Hubbard told it, he was 4 years old when a medicine man named "Old Tom" made him a "blood brother" of the Blackfeet Indians of Montana. But one expert on the tribe doesn't buy Hubbard's account. || |
|June 15, 1990||Court reverses fair use ruling on Hubbard bio.|| Publishers Weekly: Court reverses fair use ruling on Hubbard bio. || |
|April 15, 1990||Hubbard Hot-Author Status Called Illusion|| Scientology's orchestration of best sellers, say former Scientologists, is merely a public relations means to a larger end. The goal is to establish an identity for Hubbard other than as the founder of a controversial religious movement. His broadened appeal can then be used to recruit new members into the Church of Scientology. The church uses two businesses to peddle its books, Author Services Inc., a Hollywood literary agency, sells the rights to publish Hubbard's works to Bridge Publications Inc., a Los Angeles company. || |
L. Ron Hubbard in the News
|January 2, 1999||David Letterman's Top Ten List, L. Ron Hubbard:|| David Letterman's Top Ten List mentions L. Ron Hubbard: || |
|February 4, 1997||Operation Clambake, (www.xenu.net)|| The "Operation Clambake" web site (www.xenu.net) adds a scanned copy of "OT III" to its growing collection of once-secret cult documents, so it can be seen in L. Ron Hubbard's own handwriting. || |
|October 1, 1996||Los Angeles City Council, Berendo Street, L. Ron Hubbard Way. 8, 3, street, vote, later|| The Los Angeles City Council votes on a resolution to rename part of Berendo Street to L. Ron Hubbard Way. The vote is 8 to 3 in favor of renaming the street, but without a unanimous vote, the issue will come up again a week later. || |
|February 1, 1995||Koos Nolst Trenite, Usenet Kook, Month, L. Ron Hubbard, others|| Koos Nolst Trenite wins a Usenet Kook of the Month award for his posted transcripts of telepathic auditing of dead cult founder L. Ron Hubbard and others. || |
|December 6, 1989||Ethics Order Nr. 150-1, published, Comm Ev, Scientologist|| Ethics Order Nr. 150-1 is published, regarding the Comm Ev of a Scientologist, "A.M.," running a WISE consulting company. He is found guilty of "altering" the works of L. Ron Hubbard, based on ideas he discussed during a lecture; he is also found guilting of violating the policy "Keeping Scientology Working" for having two handbooks which were not written by LRH sitting in a filing cabinet. The prescribed handling includes 500 hours of amends work - 100 hours for the company, 400 hours for WISE; turning the company over to a qualified manager"; and filing a petition with the Legal Director of WISE requesting permission to fill any future management position. || |
|February 9, 1989||L. Ron Hubbard, HCOB|| L. Ron Hubbard revised HCOB "Blow-Offs" || |
|September 17, 1987||L. Ron Hubbard's, RTC, LRH's works, works|| L. Ron Hubbard's estate grants RTC an exclusive license in the copyrights of LRH's works, with the right and obligation to enforce the copyrights in those works. || |
|January 24, 1986||L. Ron Hubbard, 'suspicious', . Although, years, death, Vistaril, anti-psychotic medication|| L. Ron Hubbard dies under circumstances that can at best be characterised as 'suspicious', . Although his condition had been steadily deteriorating for years, even the coronor noted that there were irregularities surrounding his death, including the presence in his body of vast quantities of Vistaril, a powerful anti-psychotic medication. || |
|February 1, 1985||L. Fletcher Prouty Affidavit|| L. Fletcher Prouty, a former colonel in the US Air Force, creates an affidavit stating that the records released by the US Navy documenting L. Ron Hubbard's service in the armed forces "are incomplete ... those materials and records provided give ample evidence that proves the existence of other records that have been concealed, withheld and overlooked." || |
|September 24, 1984||loses, IRS, 1970-72. Tax Court, L. Ron Hubbard, question. IRS -, instance, tax-related material, IRS, US tax-payers' money|| Scientology loses its appeal over the IRS tax assessment for the years 1970-72. The Tax Court judge documents in detail how huge sums were moved out of Scientology accounts into those of L. Ron Hubbard during the period in question. The judgement also describes the obstructionist tactics used by Scientology to thwart the IRS - for instance, deliberately jumbling two million pages of tax-related material, so that IRS officials would have to sort it out at the cost of a great deal of time and US tax-payers' money. || |
|September 15, 1984||Clearwater Police Lt. Emmons, Tampa, Florida Dept., Law Enforcement Attorney Rodney Gaddy. Emmons, Mr. Gaddy, detail. Gaddy, Dia|| Clearwater Police Lt. Emmons travels to Tampa to discuss the Scientology issue with Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement Attorney Rodney Gaddy. Emmons goes through the interagency report with Mr. Gaddy explaining each section in detail. Gaddy finally agrees that fraudulent activity does exist in Dianetics and other Scientology practices and that L. Ron Hubbard is receiving monies based on fraud. Gaddy wants to assist the Clearwater Police Dept. in case preparation and presentation to the Federal authorities. || |
|September 3, 1984||New York Times, Eugene Ingram, Federal, Ali Tamimi, Flynn, $2, L. Ron Hubbard. Flynn|| New York Times reports that Eugene Ingram has given Federal authorities an affidavit signed by Ali Tamimi, who asserts that he once collaborated with Flynn to pass a forged $2 million check written against an account held by L. Ron Hubbard. Flynn calls the claim "an outrageous attempt to frame me" and claims that Scientologists have been traveling around the country giving press conferences about him. In a telephone interview with Paulette Cooper, she states "and now they're trying to do the same thing they did to me to Michael Flynn." || |
|January 29, 1984||Clearwater Police Report Number SR3.1 R (M-4), This, John, Erna Martinique's, organization. They, week, Jan. 1984. They, L. Ron|| Clearwater Police Report Number SR3.1 R (M-4) This report is concerning John and Erna Martinique's experiences with the Scientology organization. They stayed in the Scientology organization for about a week, in Jan. 1984. They discuss the showing of a film to new members that depicts L. Ron Hubbard as a Doctor of Philosophy and a learned man. They were given a book entitled, "Scientology - A New Slant on Life," which proclaims Hubbard to be a World War II hero who was crippled and blinded but cured himself with the development of Dianetics. The Martiniques also testified to many Scientology practices and procedures. || |
|January 26, 1984||Michael Flynn, Clearwater Police Lt. Emmons, Laurel Sullivan. Emmons, financial, organization., Ms. Sullivan, Public Relations R|| Michael Flynn sends Clearwater Police Lt. Emmons a proffer of probable testimony by Laurel Sullivan. Emmons reviewed the proffer and found it to be extremely important testimony regarding the total financial, fraudulent overview of the Scientology organization. Ms. Sullivan was the top Public Relations Representative in Scientology and worked directly for L. Ron Hubbard for many years. Emmons gives a copy of the proffer to Marie King of the Pinellas State Attorney's Office for her review. He tells Ms. King of the extreme importance of Sullivan's testimony. Ms. King says she has to check with her boss about offering immunity to Sullivan for her testimony. After several days, Emmons asks King whether a decision had been made on Sullivan's immunity; King says it has not, and Emmons asks for a decision as soon as possible. Several days later, a decision still has not been made - but the Ontario police do extend immunity to Sullivan for her testimony in the criminal investigation in Canada. || |
|December 1, 1983||L. Ron Hubbard, New Year's, says|| L. Ron Hubbard gives a New Year's speech in which he says, "I did not found the church, I founded the technology." (According to incorporation documents filed on December 18, 1953, L. Ron Hubbard DID, in fact, found the first Church of Scientology.) || |
|February 14, 1983||Hubbard Letter to California Court|| L. Ron Hubbard sends a handwritten letter to California Superior Court Judge J. David Hennigan. The letter states: "I am alive and well and working at my own trade (as a writer)." He rejects as "false and ill-informed" claims that his estate is being mismanaged. The letter is dated 3 February. || |
|September 24, 1982||Judge Places L. Ron Hubbard's Documents under Court Control|| California Superior Court Judge John Cole issues order that 21 boxes of L. Ron Hubbard's personal documents held by Gerry Armstrong will be placed under the control of the county clerk. || |
|May 6, 1982||L. Ron Hubbard|| L. Ron Hubbard writes "Crime, Cause of". || |
|December 1, 1981||Gerald Armstrong, Church, Scientology, 2, L. Ron Hubbard's archivist|| Gerald Armstrong leaves Church of Scientology, taking with him about 2 percent of the accumulated biographical documents he collected as L. Ron Hubbard's archivist. || |
|September 13, 1981||Church, Bill Franks, Guardian Jane Kember, Guardian's Office reorganized. States, Mary Sue Hubbard|| Church of Scientology executive director international Bill Franks announces that Guardian Jane Kember replaced and Guardian's Office reorganized. States that Mary Sue Hubbard resigned office "about a year ago" and that L. Ron Hubbard has served Church only as a consultant since 1966. || |
|February 1, 1979||L. Ron Hubbard, (the, newly-founded) WISE corporation:|| L. Ron Hubbard writes to (the apparently newly-founded) WISE corporation: "I am extremely pleased about the goals and intentions of WISE I have provided management counseling services for many Scientologists with companies or careers. They asked me to advise them using the unadulterated application of my administration technology, so that they could increase their success rate. These clients, Scientologists, are all potential WISE members." || |
|January 2, 1978||L. Ron Hubbard, La Quinta; Mary Sue Hubbard, LA|| L. Ron Hubbard returns to La Quinta; Mary Sue Hubbard moves to LA. || |
|July 15, 1977||L. Ron Hubbard, La Quinta, CA, Sparks, CA|| L. Ron Hubbard flees La Quinta, CA for Sparks, CA. || |
|June 12, 1976||L. Ron Hubbard, Washington, DC, California|| L. Ron Hubbard flees Washington, DC for a hideout in California. || |
|February 12, 1976||GO Memo|| The Flag Collections Officer [possibly Molly Harlow?] writes a memo to Joe Lisa entitled "Re: Rumours." It discusses rumors the Scientologists were trying to plant at the Clearwater Sun and the Chamber of Commerce that L. Ron Hubbard was in Europe and had come to the US to relax, do photography, and record choirs - not to set up the fake United Churches front that Scientology was hiding behind. || |