Joseph Kuzmin

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Joseph Kuzmin
Ио́сиф Кузьми́н
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Chairman of the State Planning Committee
In office
10 May 1957 – 20 March 1959
Premier Nikita Khrushchev
Preceded by Nikolai Baibakov
Succeeded by Alexei Kosygin
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union
In office
3 May 1957 – 31 March 1958
Premier Nikita Khrushchev
Preceded by Maksim Saburov
Succeeded by Frol Kozlov
Personal details
Born (1910-05-19)19 May 1910
Astrakhan, Imperial Russia
Died 12 January 1996(1996-01-12) (aged 85)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Nationality Russian (1905–1922), Soviet (1922–1991), Russian
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Joseph I. Kuzmin (Russian: Ио́сиф Ио́сифович Кузьми́н; Astrakhan , 19 May [O.S. 1 June] 1910 – Moscow, 12 January 1996) was a Soviet-Russian statesman who was First Deputy of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union from 1957 to 1958 and Chairman of the State Planning Committee from 1957 to 1959.

Kuzmin was awarded the Order of Lenin, Order of the Patriotic War, 1st class, Order of the Red Star and the Order of the Badge of Honour.