Timothy Leary


Born: 10/22/1920 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 5/31/1996
Age: 75
Cause of death: prostate cancer

Full name: Timothy Francis Leary
Noted For: psychologist; after experimenting with hallucinogenic mushrooms in a Mexican religious ceremony (1960), became an advocate of hallucinogenics, especially LSD. Imprisoned for marijuana possession (1970), escaped and fled to Switzerland (1971), arrested enroute to Afghanistan (1973), and returned to prison in the U.S. Released in 1976.
Quotation: "Turn on, tune in, drop out."