Agamali ogly, Samed Aga

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Agamali ogly, Samed Aga

 

Born Dec. 27, 1867; died Oct. 6, 1930. Soviet public figure. Born in the village of Kyrakh-Kesemen, Azerbaijan, to a peasant family. Member of the CPSU from 1920.

Agamali Ogly was a surveyor by profession. He participated in the 1905–07 revolution in the Transcaucasian region. After the February Revolution of 1917, he was a member of the Soviet and the Executive Committee of the RSDLP (united) in Gandzha (now Kirovabad) and took an active part in the work of the organization Gummet (“Energy”). He worked in Baku from late 1918. After the overthrow of the Musavat regime (1920), he served as people’s commissar of agriculture in the Azerbaijan SSR; he was elected vice-chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the Azerbaijan SSR at the first session of Soviets of the Azerbaijan SSR (1921). From 1922 to 1929 he was chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the Azerbaijan SSR. With the formation of the Transcaucasian SFSR in 1922, he became one of the chairmen of its Central Executive Committee. He was elected a member of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR at the first session of Soviets of the USSR (1922), and later a member of the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR. He was a member of the Central Committee of the CP (Bolshevik) of Azerbaijan and of the Transcaucasian Krai Committee of the ACP (Bolshevik). He supervised the introduction of the latinized alphabet in the republics of the Soviet East. He is the author of several works on the revolutionary movement and the cultural revolution in the East.

REFERENCE

Aktivnye bortsy za Sovetskuiu vlast’ v Azerbaidzhane. Baku, 1957. Pages 28–30.
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