William Moulton Marston

Events

Marston is Born

1893

Began College at Harvard

1911

During this time, Harvard Men's League for Women's Suffrage invites Emmeline Pankhurst to campus to speak and she is banned.

Graduates from Harvard

1915

Constructed the modern Polygraph machine

Byrnes' mother and aunt arrested

1916

Byrnes' mother and aunt are arrested for illegal distribution of contraception after she and her sister opened the first birth control clinic.

Byrnes' mother almost dies during hunger strike in prison

1917

Marston publishes findings on Polygraph

1917

"Systolic blood pressure symptoms of deception." Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol 2(2), 117-163.

Marston receives Law Degee

1918

Marston receives PhD in Psychology from Harvard

1921

Marston Studies the Concepts of Will

1924

Marston was interested in a person's sense of power and their effect on personality and human behavior, also known as "will" or "free-will"

Publishes "Emotions of Normal People"

1928

Appointed Director of Public Services at Universal Studios

1929

Published "Integrative Psychology"

1931

Appears in Gillete Razor Blade Advertisement

1938

Gillete uses the lie detector test to discover men's "true" feelings about razors.

Marston invited to Educational Advisory Board for DC

1940

Marston was invited by then DC Comics publisher Charles Gaines to serve on an educational advisory board for DC, to defend against critics.

Writes Wonder Woman Comics

1941 - 1947

Dies of Cancer

1947