Dadash Khodzha Ogly Buniatzade

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Buniatzade, Dadash Khodzha Ogly


Born Apr. 8, 1888, in Baku District; died 1938. Soviet state and Party figure. Member of the Communist Party since 1908. Born into a peasant family. A worker.

Buniatzade conducted illegal Party work in Baku and Tiflis. He became a member of the provisional Gummet committee in March 1917 and a member of the editorial board of the Bolshevik newspaper Gummet (Energy) in July 1917. In 1918 he was a member of the executive committee of the soviet of peasant deputies and a commissioner dele-gated with extraordinary powers in the struggle against counterrevolution and banditism in Baku District. He was a member of the province committee of the RCP (Bolshevik) in Astrakhan and chairman of the Commissariat for Affairs of Muslims of Transcaucasia. In 1919 he engaged in underground work in Transcaucasia. In April 1920 he was a member of the revolutionary committee, one of the organizers for the struggle for the establishment of Soviet power in Azerbaijan. Beginning in 1920 he was simultaneously the people’s commissar for education and people’s commissar of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspection of the Azerbaijan SSR. Later he was people’s commissar for food, people’s commissar for agriculture, chairman of Gosplan (State Planning Commission), deputy chairman of Sovnarkom (Council of People’s Commissars), chairman of the Sovnarkom of the Azerbaijan SSR, and people’s commissar for agriculture of the Transcaucasian (Zakavkaz’ia) Federation of the Soviet Republic. He was elected a member of the Central Commit-tee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan. He was a member of the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the Azerbaijan SSR, of the Executive Committee of the Transcaucasian Federation of the Soviet Republic, and of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR. He was decorated with two orders.

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