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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GO Memo

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.

Hubbard Letter to California Court

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.

L. Fletcher Prouty Affidavit

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

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March 30, 1997 True Story Of A False Prophet A 'religion' once banned and branded evil may soon be granted charitable status in Britain; a religion built upon the lies and fantasies of its guru, L Ron Hubbard. Scientology's dirty little secret, assiduously covered up over the years, is that its founder was a charlatan, an inveterate liar and a confidence trickster who shamelessly re-wrote his own life in order to bolster his credibility after he had decided that the best way to make money was to start a religion. L. Ron Hubbard, Press
March 17, 1997 Huddling on Hubbard. Variety: Huddling on Hubbard. L. Ron Hubbard
August 23, 1996 The Church of Scientology is seeking to rename Berendo Street to L. Ron Hubbard Way. Los Angeles Times: The Church of Scientology is seeking to rename Berendo Street to L. Ron Hubbard Way. L. Ron Hubbard
November 29, 1993 David H. Leichty Grabill Scientology, IRS Reach Agreement The Otherwise Factual Article You Printed From The Los Angeles Times W Fort Wayne - The Journal Gazette : David H. Leichty Grabill Scientology, IRS Reach Agreement The Otherwise Factual Article You Printed From The Los Angeles Times Wire Service About The Tax-Exempt Status Of The Church Of Scientology And Its Related Organizations (Oct. 13) Contained The Unfounded Statement That The Founder Of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, Incorporated Animosity Against The IRS Into Official Teachings Of The Church. L. Ron Hubbard, taxes
October 25, 1993 L. Ron Hubbard... US News & World Report: L. Ron Hubbard... L. Ron Hubbard
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 L. Ron Hubbard, taxes
April 11, 1993 You Should Apologize For Hubbard Day Story Charlotte Observer: You Should Apologize For Hubbard Day Story L. Ron Hubbard
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. L. Ron Hubbard
March 3, 1993 Cancel The Parade: Hubbard Day Is Off Charlotte Observer: Cancel The Parade: Hubbard Day Is Off L. Ron Hubbard
November 17, 1992 Scientologists Can Pursue Return Of Hubbard Records (brief mention of Scientology) L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard in the News

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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." L. Ron Hubbard, WISE
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. L. Ron Hubbard
July 15, 1977 L. Ron Hubbard, La Quinta, CA, Sparks, CA L. Ron Hubbard flees La Quinta, CA for Sparks, CA. L. Ron Hubbard
June 12, 1976 L. Ron Hubbard, Washington, DC, California L. Ron Hubbard flees Washington, DC for a hideout in California. L. Ron Hubbard
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. Guardian Office, L. Ron Hubbard
February 5, 1976 GO Order An order from L. Ron Hubbard suggests that Scientologist Jimmy Fischer obtain the school records of Clearwater Mayor Gabriel Cazares. Guardian Office, L. Ron Hubbard
October 16, 1975 CIA cable: CIA cable: "Review of available info regarding overseas activities Church of Scientology reveals only that its founder L. Ron Hubbard is eccentric millionaire who has been expelled from residence in several countries because of his odd activities and behavior. He is owner of several ships whose appearance in ports has stimulated queries ... from other governments asking info re vessels mission and crew. Responses indicate we know very little. L. Ron Hubbard
June 27, 1975 Guardian Order 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. Guardian Office, L. Ron Hubbard
January 21, 1975 Willful False Reports 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. Guardian Office, L. Ron Hubbard
December 29, 1974 FBI, L. Ron Hubbard: A citizen working on a research paper writes to the FBI asking for information on Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard: "From my preliminary researches (articles in the popular press, and a brief brush with the "Church" itself), I gather this is the sort of organization that the FBI may at one time or another have investigated." L. Ron Hubbard