E. S. Gosney Photo

E. S. Gosney

Born: Nov 6, 1855

Death: Sep 14, 1942

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

E. S. Gosney

Date of Birth : Nov 6, 1855
Date of Death : Sep 14, 1942
Birth Place : United States of America

Ezra Seymour Gosney was an American philanthropist and eugenicist. In 1928 he founded the Human Betterment Foundation in Pasadena, California, with the stated aim "to foster and aid constructive and educational forces for the protection and betterment of the human family in body, mind, character, and citizenship," primarily through the advocacy of compulsory sterilization of the mentally ill and mentally retarded.

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