American Vegetarian Party
The American Vegetarian Party was a United States right-wing political party formed on July 28, 1947 at the Commodore Hotel in New York City, New York. It was founded by a group of five hundred delegates to the American Naturopathic Association's 1947 convention. The party held conventions and nominated candidates for President and Vice-President in several national elections, although they never seriously pursued ballot access or official recognition as a political party by election officials.
Historical Vegetarian Party presidential tickets
- John Maxwell (Vegetarian Party presidential nominee) - Maxwell was born in England, and thus determined to be ineligible.
- Symon Gould (1948 Vegetarian Party vice-presidential nominee)
- Daniel J. Murphy (Vegetarian Party presidential nominee) - Herbert C. Holdridge was originally the party's 1952 nominee for president, but in October, he withdrew and was replaced by Daniel J. Murphy.
- Symon Gould (1952 Vegetarian Party vice-presidential nominee)
- Herbert M. Shelton (Vegetarian Party presidential nominee)
- Symon Gould (1956 Vegetarian Party vice-presidential nominee)
- Symon Gould (1960 Vegetarian Party presidential nominee)
- Christopher Gian-Cursio (1960 Vegetarian Party vice-presidential nominee)
- Symon Gould (nominated as 1964 Vegetarian Party candidate for president; however, Gould died in 1963)
- Abram Wolfson (1964 Vegetarian Party vice-presidential nominee)
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- Nelson, Michael (August 13, 2012). Guide to the Presidency and the Executive Branch. CQ Press. p. 1968. ISBN 9781452234281.
- Kahn, E. J. (June 7, 1952). "Vegetarian HQ". ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
- "Vegetarian Party Candidate Quits". Reno Evening-Gazette. October 3, 1952. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
- "Political party details". Our Campaigns, A historical political resource.