Shibaev, Aleksei Ivanovich
Born Feb. 8 (21), 1915, in the village of Maslovka, in what is now Spasskoe Raion, Gorky Oblast. Soviet party and trade union figure. Hero of Socialist Labor (1973). Member of the CPSU since 1940.
The son of a peasant, Shibaev graduated from the University of Gorky in 1940. Between 1940 and 1943 he worked as a design engineer, deputy chief, and chief of a shop at a factory in Gorky. From 1943 to 1947 he was a party organizer of the Central Committee of the ACP(B) at the V. P. Chkalov Plant in Novosibirsk and between 1947 and 1955 he was the director of various factories in Rostov and Saratov oblasts. From 1955 to 1959, Shibaev served as second secretary of the Saratov oblast committee of the CPSU, and in 1959 he became first secretary of the committee. In 1963 and 1964 he was first secretary of the Saratov industrial oblast committee of the CPSU.
In November 1976, Shibaev was named chairman of the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions. He became a member of the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1961, and he served as a deputy to the sixth through tenth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. In December 1977 he became a member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
Shibaev has been awarded four Orders of Lenin, four other orders, and various medals.