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Symon Gould

Death: Nov 24, 1963

Nationality: United States

Symon Gould

Date of Death : Nov 24, 1963

Symon Gould was the founder of the American Vegetarian Party, formed in 1948. He was their candidate for President of the United States in the 1960 and 1964 presidential elections. Gould was also secretary of the Vegetarian Society of New York, and a promoter of Herbert M. Shelton's American Natural Hygiene Society. He was a bibliophile, rare book dealer, and director of the American Library Service. Gould had also been the founder of the International Film Arts Guild in New York. According to one account, he edited the American print of the silent film Nosferatu. Gould is credited with boosting the "art house theater" movement by his screenings at the Cameo Theatre in New York.

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