William Moulton Marston

Comic Book Creator

1893 – 1947

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Who was William Moulton Marston?

William Moulton Marston, also known by the pen name Charles Moulton, was an American psychologist, inventor and comic book writer who created the character Wonder Woman. Two women, his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston and Olive Byrne, served as exemplars for the character and greatly influenced her creation. A fellow self-help psychologist and Women's Suffrage leader, Elsie Lincoln Benedict, was also called a 'Wonder Woman' in a 1923 newspaper advertisement in the Oakland Tribune, July 2, 1923.

He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Born
May 9, 1893
Saugus
Also known as
  • Charles Moulton
  • William Marston
  • William M. Marston
  • Bill Marston
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • Tufts University
  • American University
Lived in
  • Saugus
Died
May 2, 1947
Rye

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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