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This profile was last updated on 3/29/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Dr. Larry Layton

Wrong Dr. Larry Layton?

Member of People's Temple Cult

Jim Jones

Employment History

  • Head of the Chemical Warfare Division
  • Chief of the Chemical Warfare Division
  • Head
    U.S. army
  • Biochemical Warfare Specialist
    U.S. army
  • Chief of Chemical and Ecological Warfare Research
    Dugway Proving Grounds
  • Chief of Chemical and Biological Warfare Research
    Dugway Proving Grounds
  • Head of Research
    Chemical Biological Warfare

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Peoples Temple
44 Total References
Web References
Last Statue Chapter Three - Last Statue Discussion, 29 Mar 2011 [cached]
Laurence Layton, a former biochemical warfare specialist for the US Army, was the father of Larry Layton, the member of Jim Jones' People's Temple cult who gunned down Representative Ryan at the airport in Guyana prior to the Jonestown massacre.
Joseph P. Russoniello | Browne George Ross, 8 Oct 2013 [cached]
Mr. Russoniello personally prosecuted Larry Layton of the Peoples Temple for his part in the murder of Congressman Leo Ryan in Jonestown, Guyana, and tried several other high profile criminal and civil cases.
They opened fire on one plane, ..., 25 Dec 2007 [cached]
They opened fire on one plane, while a cultist named Larry Layton on board the other pulled out a gun and began shooting.
In the end, along with helping to unravel the chain of events and bring closure to grieving families, we were able to make a case against Larry Layton.Layton, the only member of the Peoples Temple tried in the U.S. for criminal acts at Jonestown, was ultimately extradicted, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.
The Jonestown experiment was conceived by ... [cached]
The Jonestown experiment was conceived by Dr. Layton, staffed by Dr. Layton and financed by Dr. Layton. [Dr. Lawrence Laird Layton was a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, worked as a chemist for the Manhattan Project and served as head of the Army's chemical warfare research division in the early 1950's; his son, Larry Layton, led the death squad that murdered Congressman Leo Ryan, who'd arrived at Guyana to investigate the cult.] It was as much his project as Jim Jones, though it was essential for him to remain in the background for security reasons.
The African-American cult had at its core a Caucasian inner-council, composed of Dr. Layton's family and in-laws. (Constantine p. 56)
The Jonestown Massacre
WWW.PLANETQUO.COM, 17 Oct 2004 [cached]
Also jumping on board was the Layton family, whose patriarch - Berkeley chemist Dr. Laurence Laird Layton, had worked on the Manhattan Project.Dr. Layton was also chief of the Army's Chemical Warfare Division in the early 1950's.Mrs. Layton was the daughter of Hugo Phillips, a German banker/stockbroker who became rich representing Siemans & Halske and IG Farben, two notorious Nazi Holocaust profiteers.
Michael Meiers, author of 'Was Jonestown a CIA Medical Experiment?' had this to say: "The Jonestown experiment was conceived by Dr. Layton, staffed by Dr. Layton and financed by Dr. Layton.
Layton, remember, was head of the Army's Chemical Warfare Division.
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