Shmuel Shoresh

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Shmuel Shoresh
Date of birth 11 January 1913
Place of birth Rivne, Russian Empire
Year of aliyah 1924
Date of death 13 November 1981(1981-11-13) (aged 68)
Knessets 3, 4, 5, 6
Faction represented in Knesset
1955–1965 Mapai
1965–1968 Alignment
1968–1969 Labor Party
1969 Alignment

Shmuel Shoresh (Hebrew: שמואל שורש‎‎, born 11 January 1913, died 13 November 1981) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset from 1955 until 1969.

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Born in Rivne in the Russian Empire (today in Ukraine), Shoresh made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1924 and settled in Balfouria. He attended the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa. In 1927 he joined HaNoar HaOved, and in 1934 became a representative of HaMerkaz HaHakla'i in Magdiel. Two years later he was amongst the founders of moshav Beit She'arim. In 1945 he became chairman of Kislon and Nahalal Regional Council, and in 1948 joined the secretariat of the Moshavim Movement. He was also a member of the Haganah.

In 1953 he was appointed director of the Ministry of Agriculture's Economic Department. Two years later he was elected to the Knesset on the Mapai list. He was re-elected in 1959, 1961 and 1965, by which time Mapai had formed the Alignment alliance. He lost his seat in the 1969 elections.

He died in 1981 at the age of 68.

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