Gavriil Davydovich Veinberg
Veinberg, Gavriil Davydovich
(pseudonym, Vladimir). Born June 1891 in the village of Maidany, Letichev District, Podolie Province; died June 26, 1946, in Moscow. Soviet Party and trade union figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1906. Born into the family of a small functionary.
In 1910-11, Veinberg was a member of the Podolie Raion Committee (Kiev) and a member of the Ekaterinoslav Committee of the RSDLP. In 1914 he was a member of the executive committee of the Kiev Committee of the RSDLP and chairman of the illegal Central Bureau of Trade Unions. He was arrested a number of times. After the February Revolution in 1917, while in Petrograd, he was a member of the central board of the Metalworkers’ Union and a member of the Vyborg Revolutionary Committee of the Party. In October 1917 he was a member of the Petrograd Revolutionary War Committee and delegate to the Second Congress of Soviets and then held responsible Party and trade union positions. In 1929-37 he was secretary of the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions and in 1937-42, head of the central board of the People’s Commissariat of the Food Industry of the RSFSR. He retired in 1943. Veinberg was a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee and candidate member of the Central Executive Committee. He was a delegate to the sixth through ninth and 12th through 17th Party Congresses; at the 14th and 15th Congresses he was elected a member of the Central Control Commission of the ACP (Bolshevik) and at the 16th, 17th, and 18th Congresses, candidate member of the Central Committee of the ACP (B).