Tsikhon, Anton Mikhailovich
Born 1887 in Poland; died Mar. 7, 1939. Soviet state and party figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1906.
The son of a peasant, Tsikhon was a metalworker. He carried out party work in trade unions in St. Petersburg and Moscow, and he was arrested several times and exiled. Tsikhon took part in the October Revolution of 1917 in Moscow. He served on the Basmannyi district committee of the RSDLP(B) and the district military revolutionary committee, and he helped organize the Red Guard in the district. Tsikhon was a deputy to the Moscow soviet. From 1917 to 1928 he was chairman of the Basmannyi district soviet and secretary of a number of district party committees.
From 1928 to 1930, Tsikhon was chairman of the Central Committee of the Union of Builders, and from 1930 to 1933 he was people’s commissar of labor of the USSR. He served on the Central Control Commission from 1923 to 1924 and the Central Auditing Commission from 1925 to 1927. In 1927 he became a candidate member of the Central Committee of the ACP(B), and from 1930 to 1934 he was a member of the Central Committee. Tsikhon also served on the Central Executive Committee of the USSR.