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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Navy Report

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."

Army Report

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.

Navy Memo

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."

LRH Letter to Navy

October 8, 1942: L. Ron Hubbard writes the Chief of Naval Personnel asking that he be nominated to "PC school".

Navy Letter

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.

Navy Letter

October 18, 1943: L. Ron Hubbard writes a letter to the Navy asking for orders taking him into combat duty.

Aleister Crowley telegram

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."

Navy Letter

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.

Navy Letter

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.

L. Ron Hubbard in the News

Date Title Blurb Tags
January 29, 1986 L. Ron Hubbard, Founder Of Church Of Scientology Charlotte Observer: L. Ron Hubbard, Founder Of Church Of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard
January 29, 1986 Scientology Officials Reveal Leader's Death Detroit Free Press: Scientology Officials Reveal Leader's Death L. Ron Hubbard
January 29, 1986 Scientology Founder Hubbard Dies Lexington Herald-Leader: Scientology Founder Hubbard Dies L. Ron Hubbard
January 29, 1986 Hubbard Leaves Controversial Legacy Miami Herald: Hubbard Leaves Controversial Legacy L. Ron Hubbard
January 28, 1986 Scientology Leader L. Ron Hubbard Dies Charlotte Observer: Scientology Leader L. Ron Hubbard Dies L. Ron Hubbard
January 28, 1986 Deaths: L. Ron Hubbard Los Angeles Times: Deaths: L. Ron Hubbard L. Ron Hubbard
January 28, 1986 Scientologist Ron Hubbard Is Dead At 74 Miami Herald: Scientologist Ron Hubbard Is Dead At 74 L. Ron Hubbard
January 28, 1986 Scientology Church Founder L. Ron Hubbard Philadelphia Daily News : Scientology Church Founder L. Ron Hubbard L. Ron Hubbard
January 28, 1986 Obituary of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard San Francisco Chronicle: Obituary of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard L. Ron Hubbard
January 28, 1986 Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Dies San Jose Mercury News: Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Dies L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard in the News

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December 5, 1945 L. Ron Hubbard, Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, USNR officer, Officer Separation Center, San Francisco. His, day, conducted. (He, deta L. Ron Hubbard is discharged from the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital and ordered to report to his last station as a USNR officer, the Officer Separation Center in San Francisco. His post there lasts only one day, during which the formalities of separation are conducted. (He was then detached, albeit still on active duty, from which he was released on February 16, 1946.) During his time in the army, he never saw battle or smelled gunpowder fired in anger. The four medals he received (he would later claim over twenty medals) were the ones commonly given to those who served in the areas that he was in. He was not wounded and never was singled out for bravery or heroism despite claims to the contrary. All of his time in the navy is accounted for, he was not employed as a secret agent and he did not go behind enemy lines for any purpose at any time. Event, L. Ron Hubbard, San Francisco
September 5, 1945 L. Ron Hubbard, US Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA., ulcer. His, arthritis, headaches L. Ron Hubbard is admitted to the US Naval Hospital at Oakland, CA. to be treated for a duodenal ulcer. His other complaints included arthritis, hemorrhoids and headaches. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
November 25, 1943 L. Ron Hubbard, USS Algol L. Ron Hubbard is posted to the USS Algol. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
October 18, 1943 Navy Letter L. Ron Hubbard writes a letter to the Navy asking for orders taking him into combat duty. L. Ron Hubbard, Navy
July 7, 1943 L. Ron Hubbard, PC815 L. Ron Hubbard's command of PC815 and career as ship's commanding officer ends officially. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
June 28, 1943 L. Ron Hubbard, USS PC-815, Coronados Islands, Mexico, later L. Ron Hubbard, in command of the USS PC-815, orders his crew to conduct gunnery exercises on the Coronados Islands in Mexico. He will be found to have disobeyed orders and will be relieved of his command less than three weeks later. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
May 18, 1943 L. Ron Hubbard, command, Oregon. 3, injured L. Ron Hubbard, during his first and only command, fires on a magnetic deposit off the coast of Oregon. 3 crewmen are injured. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
February 5, 1943 Navy Letter 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. L. Ron Hubbard, Navy
October 8, 1942 LRH Letter to Navy L. Ron Hubbard writes the Chief of Naval Personnel asking that he be nominated to "PC school". L. Ron Hubbard, Navy
May 1, 1942 L. Ron Hubbard, US Navy service, Office, Cable Censor L. Ron Hubbard, as part of his US Navy service, begins working in the Office of Cable Censor. Event, L. Ron Hubbard