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FBI files on L Ron Hubbard


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That we, L. RON HUBBARD, MARY SUE WHIPP HUBBARD, JA[?] A. [illegible word], ALP[?] HART and GEORGE [?] T[?]EN having associated ourselves together for the purpose of forming a corporation under the laws of the State of Arizona, do hereby adopt the following Articles of Incorporation:


The name of the corporation shall be "HUBBARD ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTOLOGISTS."


The principal place of business of the corporation shall be at Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, but the directors of this corporation may open and establish offices within or outside the State of Arizona in such other places as they may designate, where meetings of the members and directors may be held and where the business of the corporation may be transacted.


The affairs of this corporation shall be conducted by a Board of Directors and a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, and such other officers as may be desired. The President, Vice-

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President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall be members of the Board of Directors, which Board of Directors shall consist of not less than five (5) nor more than (9) members. The directors and officers shall be elected by the voting members at any special meeting called for that purpose, or at the annual meeting to be held on the first Monday in March of each year, and shall hold office until the next annual meeting or until their successors are elected and qualified. The Board of Directors shall have the power to adopt, amend, or repeal by-laws for the government of the corporation and the regulation of its affairs. Until their successors have been elected and qualified the following persons shall hold the offices set forth opposite their names, and shall conduct the affairs of the corporation:

L. Ron Hubbard, President
James A. Struc[?]eyer, Vice President
Mary Sue Whipp Hubbard, Secretary
Alphia Hart, Treasurer


The purposes for which this corporation is formed shall be the dissemination and advancement of knowledge of the human mind and investigation and research into the functioning of the human mind. The general nature of this business to be transacted by this corporation and its powers are:

1. To carry on any and all scientific research and most particularly the dissemination and advancement of knowledge of the human mind in mental, psychosomatic and allied fields.

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2. To teach and instruct of and concerning the human mind, and to conduct research of and concerning the same.

3. To accept and receive contributions of services, money, and other gifts of both real and personal property.

4. To expend money and execute and perform contracts of every character, and to do and perform every act and thing which may be lawfully done, performed, executed, engaged in, conducted, or carried on by a natural person.

5. To purchase, take, own, hold, and to lease, sell, convey, exchange, transfer, or in any other manner, dispose of real and personal property of every class and description, and to borrow money, and pledge or mortgage the whole or any part of the property of this corporation to secure the re-payment thereof.

It is the intention that the foregoing clauses shall be construed both as objects and powers, and the foregoing enumeration of specific powers shall not be held to limit or restrain in any manner the powers of the corporation.


There shall be authorized the sum of $200,000.00 in capital stock to be issued under the terms and conditions of the by-laws of this corporation. The shares shall be non-assessable and there shall be no return, expressed or implied, and the shares shall be issued for such consideration as the Board of Directors shall deem desirable to serve the ends of this corporation. The private property of the officers, directors, or members of this corporation shall be forever exempt of any debts or liabilities of every kind and character of the corporation. The highest amount of in-

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debtedness of liability, direct or contingent, to which the corporation shall at any time subject itself is $150,000.00.


The time of the commencement of this corporation shall be the day a certificate of incorporation is issued by the Corporation Commission. The termination shall be twenty-five (25) years thereafter, with the privilege of renewal as provided by law.


The membership of this corporation shall consist of those persons interested in promoting the purposes of this corporation as shall be provided by the by-laws.


James A. Str[?]eyer, Phoenix, Arizona, who has been a bona fide resident of Arizona for at least three (3) years, is hereby appointed its lawful agent, in and for the State of Arizona, for and on behalf of said corporation to accept service of and upon whom may be served process of any action or proceeding that may be brought against this corporation in any of the courts of the State of Arizona.


The [illegible word], residences, and post office addresses of the incorporators are as follows:

1. L. Ron Hubbard, Rt. 2, Box 1203, Phoenix, Ariz.
2. Mary Sue Whipp Hubbard, Rt. 3, Box 1[?], Phoenix, Ariz.
3. James A. [?]truck[?]eyer, 207 L[?] Bldg., Phoenix, Ariz.
4. Alphia [illegible word], 1403 [?] Central, Phoenix, Ariz.

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5. George Petersen, 222 West Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the incorporators undersigned have hereunto subscribed their names this 9th day of September, 1952.


L. Ron Hubbard
Mary Sue Whipp Hubbard
Alphia Hart
George Petersen
James A. Struckmeyer

County of Maricopa

On this, the 9th day of September, 1952, before me JACK C. CA[?]ESS, a Notary Public, personally appeared L. RON HUBBARD, M.S.W. HUBBARD, ALPHIA H[?] GEORGE PETERSEN and JAMES A. STRUCKMEYER known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that they executed the same for the purposes contained therein.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal

[signed] [illegible]
Notary Public
My Commission Expires
[illegible 1954]


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