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L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. aka Ron DeWolf

Son of L. Ron Hubbard, former scientologist.

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard Junior. L. Ron Hubbard's first child, born on 7 May 1934 at 2lb 2oz, known as "Nibs", to Margaret Louise Grubb, also know as "Polly." — Miller.

Ronald Hubbard Jr., nicknamed "Nibs", later Ronald DeWolf; Hubbard's first son. He broke with LRH in 1959. He was the Executive Secretary of the Church of Scientology. His wife persuaded him to quit the church in 1959 and he has been estranged From his father since that time. To avoid Church of Scientology harassment he changed his name to Ronald DeWolf in 1972. Brought Probate case no. 47150 against LRH in November 1982 in Riverside, California. — Lamont.

(Also, Ronald Hubbard Junior, Ronald DeWolf, "Nibs".)

[Source: "Who's Who in Scientology" by Martin Hunt]


Bent Corydon (1987): "Messiah or Madman? - The Brainwashing Manual"

I have come to the conclusion that L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. was used as one of Hubbard's guinea pigs to test this premise of blows and obedience; that many of the lessons Hubbard learned from his experiments on his son were further implemented on the ship. Ron Jr. was, in essence, a life-long "prisoner of war"; a prisoner of Hubbard and his organization's machinations. Hubbard trained his troops to find a person's breaking point, in order to bend him or her to his will. He had done this with his own son, early and continuously. While Ron Jr. was not physically struck by his father, his weaknesses were exploited. When he virtually fled the organization in 1959, according to his account, he was hounded. Although he was out of the organization, his father retained the ability to manipulate him, even into changing his name. It is obvious to anyone who knows Ron Jr. that he spent his whole life attempting to escape from the mental "prison" that his father had created for him.

Penthouse (Jun 1983): "Inside the Church of Scientology: An Exclusive Interview With L. Ron Hubbard, Jr."

While Ron Jr. may never have questioned his father and the mushrooming cult of Scientology, a growing uneasiness began to take hold of him. In 1953 he married Henrietta, whom he never allowed to join the church. They were to have six children --Deborah, Leif, Esther, Eric, Harry and Alex, age twelve, who suffers from Down's Syndrome-- plus six grandchildren, none or whom were ever members of Scientology. The importance of family life, especially in contrast to his own up-bringing, caused Ron Jr. to question his life as a member of Scientology, albeit privately. Other factors also caused Ron Jr. to think about breaking away from the cult that was dominating his life. His father's autocratic and arbitrary control of Scientology often led to violence, and the young Hubbard began to be disturbed by his own participation. Certain questionable transactions involving drug dealing and the transfer of large sums of money abroad by his father was another troubling factor. But, he says, the breaking point came over his father's involvement with the Russians. Finally, in 1959, when his father was in Australia, Ron, his wife, and two children fled the Church of Scientology.

Time (Jan. 1983): "Mystery of the Vanished Ruler: The fate of L. Ron Hubbard underlies Scientology's turmoil"

Fighting these activists for Scientology's riches is Hubbard's estranged son, Ronald DeWolf, 48, who changed his name in 1972 in an effort, he says, to escape harassment by Scientologists. DeWolf has asked a California superior court to appoint a trustee to protect his father's estate from the new leaders. In his court petition, DeWolf contends that his father, who he says has long suffered from "severe mental illness and physical disease," is either dead or "incompetent." DeWolf also charges that his father used "criminal means" to acquire "wealth, fame and power." [...]

The News-Herald (Jul. 1982): "Son of Scientology"

His name has been changed from L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., to Ron deWolf, and hes the firstborn son of the former science fiction writer who founded the Church of Scientology. Its been 23 years since hes seen his father, and he suspects that the founder of what many people call a destructive cult may, in truth, be dead.

"To be perfectly frank, my lifes been pretty much of a disaster and a miserable mess because of Scientology — and you can quote me on that." he told the News-Herald recently in an exclusive interview.

Affidavit of Ronald DeWolf a/k/a L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. (circa 1982)

9. My father has always held out Scientology and auditing to be based purely on science and not on religious "belief or faith. We regularly promised and distributed publications with "scientific guarantees". This was and has always been common practice. My father and I created a "religious front" only for tax purposes and legal protection 'from fraud Claims'. We almost always told nearly everyone that Scientology was really science, not a religion, but that the religious front was created to deal with the government.

Ronald DeWolf on Xenu TV

A couple of Real audio and video files featuring Ron DeWolf:

1998: 20/20 Scientology
1982: 20/20 Scientology
1982: Morning Break

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