Antonín Novotný

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Novotný, Antonín

 

Born Dec. 10, 1904, in Letňany, a suburb of Prague; died Jan. 28, 1975, in Prague. Statesman and party figure of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.

The son of a worker, Novotný joined the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (CPC) in 1921. He became active in the workers’ movement in 1928. The first secretary of the Prague regional committee of the CPC from 1945 to 1953, Novotný was a member of the Central Committee of the CPC from 1946 to 1968. He was the first secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC from 1953 to 1968 and president of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic from 1957 to 1968. At the January 1968 plenum of the Central Committee of the CPC, Novotný was relieved of his duties as first secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC, and later of all other responsibilities.

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1957 - Antonin Novotny is appointed President of Czechoslovakia.
The problem of system dynamics and its application in the process of sharing military capabilities is the topic of the article by Antonin Novotny and Dalibor Prochazka.
1261/0/44, Communist Party of Czechoslovakia--Central Committee, office of the first secretary of the CC CPC, Antonin Novotny, Part II--foreign relations (hereafter NA, CC CPC, Antonin Novotny, Part II), fol.
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The main point of the discussions was the severe criticism of Antonin Novotny.
16) Antonin Novotny (1904-1975), Czechoslovakian communist politician; since 1953 (as successor of Klement Gottwald) until 1968--General Secretary of the Communist Party; 1957-1968--President of Czechoslovakia.