- NAME: Timothy Leary
- OCCUPATION: Psychologist
- BIRTH DATE: October 22, 1920
- DEATH DATE: May 31, 1996
- EDUCATION: Holy Cross College, West Point, University of Alabama, University of California, Berkeley
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Springfield, Massachusetts
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
- Full Name: Dr. Timothy Francis Leary
- AKA: Timothy Leary
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Timothy Leary was an American psychologist and author who was a leading advocate for the use of LSD and other psychoactive drugs.
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Timothy Leary was a U.S. psychologist who was a leading advocate for the use of LSD and other psychoactive drugs. While teaching at Harvard, he began experimenting with psilocybin, administering it to graduate students. Leary's work was highly controversial; he was dismissed from Harvard in 1963 and incarcerated in 1970. He escaped, was recaptured in Afghanistan, and spoke publicly in the '80s.
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