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Hugh Loebner, PhD Biography

Late President of Crown Industries
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“I am a ‘john.’ I make no apology. In any rational universe the fact that I am able to have a sexual experience with a consenting adult only if I pay that adult would be nobody’s business but mine. Tragically, this is not the case. I am guilty of a crime and subject to arrest. So are those sex workers who tend to my needs.”

New York Times, Aug. 8, 1994

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President and CEO, Crown Industries
  • Founder and Sponsor, The Loebner Prize for Artificial Intelligence, 1990
  • Inventor, 6 U.S. patents
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member, New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Award, COYOTE LA
  • Aspasia Award, Meretrix Online, 1997
  • PhD, Demography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1972
  • MA, Sociology, New York University, 1966
  • BA, Liberal Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1963
  • Died Dec. 4, 2016
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Be Legal?