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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

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?