Avetik Sahakyan

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Avetik Sahakian
Աւետիք Սահակեան
Avetik Sahakyan.jpg
Chairman of the Parliament of Armenia
In office
1 August 1918 – 1 August 1919
Preceded by Serop Zakaryan
Succeeded by Avetis Aharonian
Minister of Welfare (Public Assistance) and Labour of Armenia
In office
10 August 1919 – 31 October 1920
Preceded by Hovhannes Ter-Mikaelyan
Succeeded by Artashes Babalian
Personal details
Born 1863
Jalaloghly, Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire (present-day Stepanavan, Armenia)
Died 1933 (aged 69–70)
Nationality Armenian
Political party Armenian Revolutionary Federation

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,[1] the social security minister and member of ARF Dashnaktsutiun Eastern Bureau. He was also known as agricultural scientist.[2]


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)


  1. ^ Sahakyan profile at the Official site of Armenian Parliament Archived November 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "New series: 'living heroes'" Archived March 23, 2004, at the Wayback Machine., Yerkir Online, 16 January 2004.