FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI 317
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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
HUBBARD ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTOLOGISTS
KNOW ALL MEN BY THE PRESENTS:
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
James A. Struckmeyer
STATE OF ARIZONA
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
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal
My Commission Expires