John Tanton

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John H. Tanton (February 23, 1934 – July 16, 2019) was an American ophthalmologist, white nationalist[1][2][3] and anti-immigration activist. He was born in Detroit, Michigan.

Tanton was the founder and first chairman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), an anti-immigration organization. He was the co-founder of the Center for Immigration Studies, an anti-immigration think tank; and NumbersUSA, an anti-immigration lobbying group.

He was chairman of U.S. English and ProEnglish. He was the founder of The Social Contract Press. He founded the pro-eugenics organization Society for Genetic Education.

Tanton died in Petoskey, Michigan on July 16, 2019 from Parkinson's disease at the age of 85.[4]

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  1. Woods, Joshua; Manning, Jason; Matz, Jacob (2 October 2015). "The Impression Management Tactics of an Immigration Think Tank". Sociological Focus 48 (4): 354–372. doi:10.1080/00380237.2015.1064852. ISSN 0038-0237. https://doi.org/10.1080/00380237.2015.1064852. 
  2. Ellis, Emma (January 14, 2017). "Fake Think Takes Fuel Fake News". Wired. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  3. Corbett, Erin (25 May 2019). "Who Is Julie Kirchner? Anti-Immigration Activist May Head Immigration". Fortune. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  4. John Tanton, quiet architect of America’s modern-day anti-immigrant movement, dies at 85 at The Los Angeles Times.