Pataridze, Zurab Aleksandrovich
Born Sept. 9, 1928, in Tbilisi. Soviet state and party figure. Member of the CPSU since 1955.
The son of an office worker, Pataridze graduated from the Georgian Polytechnic Institute in 1952 and from the Correspondence Higher Party School Under the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1971. Between 1952 and 1962 he worked as head of a shift, head of a section, manager of a mine, chief engineer, and director of mine management; he was also chief engineer of the Chiaturmarganets Trust. Pataridze was first secretary of the Chiatura city committee of the Communist Party of Georgia from 1962 to 1967; from 1967 to 1972 he was a member of the staff of the Central Committee of the CPSU.
Pataridze served as secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Georgia from 1972 to 1975; in 1975 he was named chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Georgian SSR. He was elected a candidate member of the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1976.
A deputy to the ninth and tenth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Pataridze has been awarded the Order of the October Revolution and the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.