|Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
|First Secretary||Nikita Khrushchev|
|Preceded by||Nikolay Ignatov|
|Succeeded by||Leonid Brezhnev|
|First Deputy of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union|
31 March 1958 – 4 May 1960
|Preceded by||Joseph Kuzmin|
|Succeeded by||Alexei Kosygin|
|Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian SFSR|
19 December 1957 – 31 March 1958
|Preceded by||Mikhail Yasnov|
|Succeeded by||Dmitry Polyansky|
|Born||Frol Romanovich Kozlov
18 August 1908
Loshchinino, Ryazan Province, Imperial Russia
|Died||30 January 1965
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
Between 1953 and 1957, Kozlov was the first secretary of the Leningrad Oblast CPSU Committee. He was elected a candidate member of the Presidium (as the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was then called) on 14 February 1957 and served as a full member from 29 June 1957 until he was relieved of his duties on 16 November 1964, following the ousting of his mentor, Nikita Khrushchev a month earlier.
For many years, he was considered Khrushchev's likely successor  but even before his mentor's removal from office, Kozlov's position had been undermined by the effects of his alcoholism; in 1963 he was replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as Secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee. At the time of his removal, Kozlov had already suffered a stroke and died shortly afterwards.
He was buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis.
Decorations and awards
- Hero of Socialist Labour
- Four Orders of Lenin
- Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd class
- Order of the Red Banner of Labour, twice
- Order of the Red Star
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- Time Magazine, Krushchev's Successor? July 13, 1959
- Biography of Frol Kozlov (Russian)