Chudov, Mikhail Semenovich
Born Sept. 5 (17), 1893, in the village of Khoneevo, Bezhetsk District, Tver’ Province; died Oct. 30,1937. Soviet and party figure. Member of the CPSU from 1913.
A printer in St. Petersburg, Chudov took part in the February and October revolutions of 1917. He was chairman of the Bezhetsk district party committee and the Bezhetsk district executive committee between 1918 and 1920. Beginning in 1920, he served as chairman of the Tver’ provincial executive committee, secretary of the Tver’ provincial committee of the RCP(B), secretary of the okrug committee in Rostov-on-Don, and secretary of the Northern Caucasus Krai Committee of the ACP(B). Chudov held the position of second secretary of the Leningrad oblast party committee from 1928 to 1936.
Chudov was a delegate to the Eleventh through Seventeenth Congresses of the ACP(B). He was elected a candidate member of the Central Committee of the ACP(B) at the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses and a member of the Central Committee at the Fourteenth through Seventeenth Congresses. Chudov was a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee and the Central Executive Committee of the USSR.