Born: 1893 May 9 in Saugus, Massachusetts, United States

Died: 1947 May 2 in Rye, New York, United States

Biography: Inventor and developer of the systolic blood-pressure test, an early Lie Detector Test. Practicing psychologist. Created the psychoanalytical DISC theory, which was later developed into a behavioral assessment tool for psychologists. Member of the DC Comics Editorial Advisory Board as a consultant, 1940-1941. Writer of psychological books and journal articles. Creator of Wonder Woman, 1941.

Other bibliographic sources:
Harvard Class of 1915 25th Anniversary Report, pages 480-482 (reprinted http://www.flavinscorner.com/drww.htm, retrieved 2 March 2018); New York Times, May 3, 1947 (obituary); Who Was Who, 1947; and World Encyclopedia of Comics, 1976, 1998.

Notes: Other source claim his birth city as Cliftondale, Massachusetts. Cliftondale is a section of Saugus.

Married Elizabeth Holloway, September 1915.
Served as Second Lieutenant in U.S. Army during World War I, working on a deception test and spy cases for the Army, 1917-1918.
Attorney: Admitted to Massachusetts' bar, 1918. Attorney for the Boston Legal Aid Society thereafter.
Professor: Legal Psychology, American University, 1922-1923.
Psychologist: Served on the National Committee of Mental Hygiene, 1924, in conjunction with the Staten Island school survey and the Texas penitentiary survey.
Assistant Producer: Psychology and Director of Student Clinic: Tufts, 1925-1926.
Lecturer: Columbia University (New York, 1920s), New York University (New York, 1920s).
Consulting Psychologist: 1925 onwards.
Director: Public Service: Universal Studios, 1929. Personal adviser to the Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Studios.
Lecturer: University of Southern California (circa 1929-1930).
Professor: Psychology, Long Island University, 1931-1933.
Vice-president of Hampton, Weeks, and Marston advertising agency, 1932.
Lecturer: New School of Social Science (New York, 1933-1934) and Rand School of Social Science (New York, 1933-1934).
Appeared in 1938 Gillette Blade advertisement appearing in nationwide magazines promoting his "lie detector" and Gillette razor blades.
Director and Vice-president: Brunswick School, 1944-1947.

Writer of Wonder Woman daily syndicated comic strip (King Features Syndicate) 1944-1945.


Name:

    William Marston Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: William Family name: Marston

Other Names:

  1. Charles Moulton Type: Pen Name
  2. Doctor Marston Type: Pen Name
  3. Professor Marston Type: Pen Name
  4. William M. Marston Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: William M. Family name: Marston
  5. William Moulton Marston Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: William Moulton Family name: Marston

Schools:

  1. Harvard University 1911 to 1921

    Notes: Graduated as Phi Beta Kappa with Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in 1915, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in 1918, and and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in 1921.


Degrees:

  1. B.A., Harvard University in 1915

    Notes: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

  2. Ph.D., Harvard University in 1921

    Notes: Doctorate, Ph.D., in Psychology.


Signatures:

  1. Charles Moulton [generic]

Awards:

  1. 2006: Eisner Award - Hall of Fame - Judge's Choices

Art Influences:

William Marston (b. 1893) stated influences by:
  1. Olive Byrne
  2. Elizabeth Marston (b. 1893)

Memberships:

  1. American Association for the Advancement of Science Type: member Duration: ? - 1947
    Notes: Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  2. American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology Type: member Duration: ? - 1947

  3. American Psychological Association Type: member Duration: ? - 1947

  4. Coveleigh Club (Rye, New York) Type: member Duration: ? - 1947

  5. Harvard Club of New York City Type: member Duration: ? - 1947

  6. Orthological Institute (London, England) Type: member Duration: ? - 1947
    Notes: Surveyor for the Orthological Institute (London, England).

  7. Sons and Daughters of First Settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts Type: member Duration: ? - 1947


Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: ? (other) - Role: employee - Years: 1931 - 1932
    Employer Name : Hampton, Weeks, and Marston
    Notes: Print Media (non-comics): Vice-president for Hampton, Weeks, and Marston advertising agency, 1931-1932.

  2. Publication Title: American Journal of Psychology (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1924
    Employer Name : University of Illinois Press
    Work Title: A Theory of Emotions and Affection Based Upon Systolic Blood Pressure Studies
    Notes: Journal, Volume 35, Number 4, October 1924, pages 469–506.

  3. Publication Title: Art of Sound Pictures (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1930
    Employer Name : D. Appleton and Company
    Notes: Co-authored this book under the name of William M. Marston with Walter B. Pitkin.

  4. Publication Title: Emotions of Normal People (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1928
    Employer Name : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, Limited (London); Harcourt, Brace and Company (New York)
    Notes: Written under the pen name William Moulton Marston.

  5. Publication Title: Encyclopedia of Psychology (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1946
    Employer Name : Philosophical Library, New York
    Work Title: Lie Detection's Bodily Basis and Test Procedures
    Notes: Encyclopedia edited by P. L. Harriman, to which this article was contributed by Marston, pages 354–363.

  6. Publication Title: Encyclopædia Britannica (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1929
    Employer Name : Encyclopaedia Britannica Company Limited
    Work Title: Consciousness

  7. Publication Title: Encyclopædia Britannica (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1929
    Employer Name : Encyclopaedia Britannica Company Limited
    Work Title: Defense Mechanisms

  8. Publication Title: Encyclopædia Britannica (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1929
    Employer Name : Encyclopaedia Britannica Company Limited
    Work Title: Synapse

  9. Publication Title: Family Circle (magazine) - Role: editor - Year: 1940
    Notes: Print media (non-comics): Consultant: Magazines: Family Circle. Circa 1940.

  10. Publication Title: Integrative Psychology: A Study of Unit Response (International Library of Psychology) (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1931
    Employer Name : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, Limited (London); Harcourt, Brace and Company (New York)
    Notes: Co-written under name William M. Marston with C. Daly King and Elizabeth H. Marston.

  11. Publication Title: Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1926
    Employer Name : Richard G. Badger
    Work Title: The Psychonic Theory of Consciousness
    Notes: Journal, Volume 21, Number 2, July 1926, pages 161–169.

  12. Publication Title: Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1927
    Employer Name : Richard G. Badger
    Work Title: Motor Consciousness as a Basis for Emotion
    Notes: Journal, Volume 22, Number 2, July 1927, pages 140–150.

  13. Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Psychology (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1923
    Employer Name : American Psychological Association
    Work Title: Sex Characteristics of Systolic Blood Pressure Behavior
    Notes: Journal, Volume 6, Number 6, December 1923, pages 387–419.

  14. Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Psychology (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1920
    Employer Name : American Psychological Association
    Work Title: Reaction Time Symptoms of Deception
    Notes: Journal, Volume 3, Number 1, February 1920, pages 72–87.

  15. Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Psychology (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1917
    Employer Name : American Psychological Association
    Work Title: Systolic Blood Pressure Symptoms of Deception
    Notes: Journal, Volume 2, #2, April 1917, pages 117–163.

  16. Publication Title: Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1921
    Employer Name : Northwestern University School of Law
    Work Title: Psychological Possibilities in the Deception Tests
    Notes: Journal, Volume 11, Number 4, February 1921, pages 551–570.

  17. Publication Title: Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1924
    Employer Name : Northwestern University School of Law
    Work Title: Studies in Testimony
    Notes: Journal, Volume 15, Number 1, May 1924, pages 5–31.

  18. Publication Title: Ladies Home Journal (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1944
    Employer Name : Curtis Publishing Company
    Work Title: Women Can Out-think Men!
    Notes: Volume 61, Number 5, May 1944, pages 4–5.

  19. Publication Title: March On!: Facing Life with Courage (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1941
    Employer Name : Doubleday, Doran Company, Incorporated
    Notes: Written under pen name William Moulton Marston.

  20. Publication Title: Psyche (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1927
    Employer Name : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, Limited (London)
    Work Title: Primary Colors and Primary Emotions
    Notes: Journal, Number 30, October 1927, pages 4–33.

  21. Publication Title: Psyche (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1928
    Employer Name : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, Limited (London)
    Work Title: Materialism, Vitalism and Psychology
    Notes: Journal, Number 31 (Volume 8, Number 3), January 1928, pages 15–34.

  22. Publication Title: Psyche (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1927
    Employer Name : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, Limited (London)
    Work Title: Consciousness, Motation, and Emotion
    Notes: Journal, Number 29, July 1927, pages 40–52.

  23. Publication Title: Psyche (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1929
    Employer Name : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, Limited (London)
    Work Title: Bodily Symptoms of Elementary Emotions
    Notes: Journal, Number 10, October 1929, pages 70–86.

  24. Publication Title: Psyche (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1929
    Employer Name : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, Limited (London)
    Work Title: The Psychonic Theory of Consciousness—an Experimental Study
    Notes: Co-written with C. D. King. Journal, Volume 9, Number 5, July 1929, pages 39–55.

  25. Publication Title: Psychological Review (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1925
    Employer Name : Howard C. Warren
    Work Title: Negative Type Reaction-time Symptoms of Deception
    Notes: Journal, Volume 32, Number 3, May 1925, pages 241–247.

  26. Publication Title: Psychological Review (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1927
    Employer Name : Howard C. Warren
    Work Title: Primary Emotions
    Notes: Journal, Volume 34, Number 5, September 1927, pages 336–363.

  27. Publication Title: The American Scholar (magazine) - Role: writer - Years: 1943 - 1944
    Employer Name : Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Work Title: Why 100,000,000 Americans Read Comics
    Notes: Volume 13, Number 1, Winter 1943-1944, pages 35–44.

  28. Publication Title: The Lie Detector Test (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1938
    Employer Name : Richard R. Smith
    Notes: Written under the pen name of William Moulton Marston.

  29. Publication Title: The Rotarian (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1938
    Employer Name : Rotary International
    Work Title: You Might as Well Enjoy It
    Notes: Volume 53, Number 3, September 1938, pages 22–25.

  30. Publication Title: The Rotarian (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1938
    Employer Name : Rotary International
    Work Title: What People Are For
    Notes: Volume 53, Number 2, August 1938, pages 8-10.

  31. Publication Title: The Rotarian (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1939
    Employer Name : Rotary International
    Work Title: Try Everything Once
    Notes: Volume 54, Number 4, April 1939, pages 8-9.

  32. Publication Title: The Rotarian (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1939
    Employer Name : Rotary International
    Work Title: As the Boss Sees You
    Notes: Volume 55, Number 1, July 1939, pages 24-26.

  33. Publication Title: The Rotarian (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1940
    Employer Name : Rotary International
    Work Title: Think Your Way
    Notes: Volume 54, Number 5, June 1940, pages 37-38.

  34. Publication Title: The Rotarian (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1937
    Employer Name : Rotary International
    Work Title: You Can't Take It with You
    Notes: Volume 51, Number 4, October 1937, pages 8-10.


Relations:

  1. Spouse - Elizabeth Marston (b. 1893)
  2. Ghosted by - Joye Hummel (b. 1924)
  3. Ghosted by - Robert Kanigher (b. 1915)