Richard Howell

Richard Howell based his entire career on lies. He wasn’t telling them, however – he was detecting them.


Howell’s life story is featured in the recently released 2015 edition of Life Care LEADER magazine, a publication of Life Care Centers of America.


Howell graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in 1961, focusing his studies on the polygraph machine, commonly referred to as a lie detector. After college, Howell started his own business, Personnel Research and Development.


The FBI and CIA recognized Howell’s expertise and began to utilize his services on specialized cases. Howell also did demonstrations around the world showing how the polygraph worked, usually by performing examinations. One of his more renowned polygraph subjects included then – California Governor Ronald Reagan.


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