Timothy Leary


Birthday October 22, 1920

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Springfield, MA

DEATH DATE May 31, 1996 (75)

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Harvard professor who became known as a leader of Psychedelic therapy and the prophet of the LSD lifestyle.

Before Fame

He was pressured by his father to enroll at age thirteen in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


He coined the famous phrases, "Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out," and "Think for yourself and question authority." He was also the godfather to actress Winona Ryder.

Family Life

He was married five times. His first wife committed suicide in 1955.

Associated With

He and B.F. Skinner both conducted groundbreaking and controversial psychological research.