|Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia|
1 August 1918 – 1 August 1919
|Preceded by||position established|
|Succeeded by||Avetis Aharonian|
|Minister of Welfare (Public Assistance) and Labour of Armenia|
10 August 1919 – 31 October 1920
|Preceded by||Hovhannes Ter-Mikaelyan|
|Succeeded by||Artashes Babalian|
Jalaloghly, Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire (present-day Stepanavan, Armenia)
|Died||1933 (aged 69–70)
|Political party||Armenian Revolutionary Federation|
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Avetik Hovhannesi Sahakian (Armenian: Աւետիք Սահակեան; 1863–1933), also known as Father Abraham, was an Armenian politician, the Parliamentary President (speaker) of the First Republic of Armenia in 1918-19, the social security minister and member of ARF Dashnaktsutiun Eastern Bureau. He was also known as agricultural scientist.
Sahakian was born in Jalaloghly, Tiflis Governorate (present-day Stepanavan, Armenia). He was included in Western Armenian liberation activities (since 1898) and ARF Caucasian project. After Armenia became a Soviet republic, Avetik Sahakian was among the members of the A.R.F. who moved to Tabriz and afterwards lived in exile.
- Nersisian, Ashot. Aprogh herosner: Avetik Sahakian, Yerevan, 2004 (in Armenian)
- Sahakyan profile at the Official site of Armenian Parliament
- "New series: 'living heroes'", Yerkir Online, 16 January 2004.
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