Segizbaev, Sultan

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Segizbaev, Sultan


Born 1899; died Feb. 25, 1939. Soviet state and party figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1918.

The son of peasants, Segizbaev was born in the kishlak (hamlet) of Dzhagalbaily, Tashkent District. He studied at the Tashkent Gymnasium. Segizbaev was a member of a Marxist circle and fought in the Middle Asian Uprising of 1916. Conducting party and Soviet work beginning in 1918, he was a delegate to the First Congress of the Peoples of the East, held in Baku in 1920. As a delegate to the Tenth Congress of the RCP(B), he participated in the suppression of the Kronstadt Anti-Soviet Rebellion of 1921. He was also one of the leaders of the struggle against the Basmachi Revolt.

In 1923, Segizbaev served as secretary of the Fergana oblast committee of the Turkestan Communist Party and editor of the newspaper Fergana. In 1924 he was secretary of the Tashkent district committee and deputy director of the agitation and propaganda department of the Central Committee of the Turkestan Communist Party. He studied at the Institute of Red Professors from 1925 to 1930, from 1928 to 1930, concurrently, serving as dean of the institute’s evening communist university. He worked in the Central Committee of the Kazakhstan Communist Party during the period 1932–36. Segizbaev was first secretary of the northern Kazakhstan oblast committee of the ACP(B) in 1937. In 1937–38 he served as chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Uzbek SSR and deputy chairman of the Council of the Union of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. He was also a delegate to the Seventeenth Congress of the ACP(B) and a deputy to the first convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Segizbaev was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

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