First Secretary of the Mari Communist Party

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The First Secretary of the Mari regional branch of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was the position of highest authority in the Mari AO (1920–1936) and the Mari ASSR (1936–1991) in the Russian SFSR of the Soviet Union. The position was created on February 24, 1921, and abolished on August 25, 1991. The First Secretary was a de facto appointed position usually by the Politburo or the General Secretary himself.

List of First Secretaries of the Mari Communist Party[edit]

Name Term of Office Life years
Start End
First Secretaries of the Communist Party
Aleksandr Bolodurin February 24, 1921 August 15, 1921 1895–1926
Nikolay Butenin August 18, 1921 March 15, 1922 1884–1938
Nikolay Yezhov March 15, 1922 November 1922 1895–1940
Pyotr Lezhnyev-Finkovsky[a] November 1922 June 21, 1923
Ivan Ivanov June 21, 1923 December 10, 1926
Vasily Kulikov December 10, 1926 July 27, 1929 1892–?
Sergey Kutuzov July 30, 1929 May 22, 1930 1882–?
Ali Geydar Shirvani (Mustafabekov) May 1930 January 10, 1935 1896–1938
Cheslav Vrublevski January 10, 1935 November 1937 1900–?
Zinovy Zhadnov[b] November 1937 May 20, 1938 1904–1938
Vasily Arkhipov[c] May 20, 1938 February 26, 1939 1908–?
Veniamin Kushnarev March 2, 1939 April 30, 1942
Fyodor Navozov April 30, 1942 July 9, 1945 1910–?
Ivan Kolokolkin July 9, 1945 September 1948 1905–1969
Grigory Kondratyev September 1948 October 4, 1951 1912–1993
Aleksey Spiridonov October 4, 1951 December 28, 1957 1909–1988
Georgy Pavlov December 29, 1957 November 28, 1963 1910–1991
Pyotr Urayev November 29, 1963 July 22, 1967 1910–1967
Viktor Nikonov August 4, 1967 September 5, 1979 1929–1993
Ivan Gusev September 5, 1979 January 16, 1981 1930–
Grigory Posibyev January 16, 1981 August 25, 1991 1935–2002

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Acting to March 1923
  2. ^ Acting
  3. ^ Acting to July 11, 1938

Sources[edit]

  • [1] World Statesmen.org