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Mary Sue Hubbard (Whipp)

Birthplace: Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, United States
Death: November 25, 2002 (71)
2345 Chislehurst Dr, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States (Breast cancer)
Place of Burial: Pacific Ocean
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Harry Hughes Whipp and Mary Catherine Whipp
Wife of L. Ron Hubbard
Mother of Diana Meredith Horwich; Quentin Hubbard; Mary Suzette Rochelle White and Arthur Ronald Conway Hubbard
Sister of Nancy Catherine Matthews and Dr Harry Hughes Whipp

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About Mary Sue Hubbard

Mary Sue Hubbard, née Whipp; June 17, 1931 – November 25, 2002) was the third wife of L. Ron Hubbard, from 1952 to his death in 1986, and was a leading figure in Scientology for much of her life. She had four children by Hubbard – Diana (born 1952), Quentin (born 1954), Suzette (born 1955), and Arthur (born 1958).

She became involved in Hubbard's Dianetics in 1952, while still a student at the University of Texas at Austin, becoming a Dianetics auditor. She soon became involved in a relationship with Hubbard and married him in March 1952. She accompanied her husband to Phoenix, Arizona, where they established the Hubbard Association of Scientologists – the forerunner of the Church of Scientology, which was itself founded in 1953. She was credited with helping to coin the word "Scientology". She played a leading role in the management of the Church of Scientology, rising to become the head of the Church's Guardian's Office (GO). In August 1978, she was indicted by the United States government on charges of conspiracy relating to illegal covert operations mounted by the Guardian's Office against government agencies. She was convicted in December 1979 and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment and the payment of a $10,000 fine. She was forced to resign her post in July 1981 and served a year in prison from January 1983, after exhausting her appeals against her conviction. In the late 1990s, she fell ill with breast cancer and died in 2002.


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June 17, 1931
Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, United States
September 24, 1952
London, England, United Kingdom
January 6, 1954
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
February 13, 1955
June 6, 1958
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
November 25, 2002
Age 71
2345 Chislehurst Dr, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
November 27, 2002
Age 71
Pacific Ocean