Herbert Kersten FBI file

Joshua Benton filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Joshua Benton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

An electronic copy of all FBI files on or relating to Herbert Hinzie Kersten (1920-2005), a physician who lived in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was involved in a number of far-right organizations, including the Congress for Freedom and the John Birch Society, as well as groups interested in population control. He was also the primary backer of the controversial "Georgia Guidestones" monument near Elberton, Georgia.

Here is a link to his 2005 obituary in the Des Moines Register: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16057610/the-des-moines-register/

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Joshua Benton

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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  • 08/19/2022