Truong Chinh

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Truong Chinh


Born Feb. 9, 1907, in the village of Hanh Thien, Nam Dinh Province. Vietnamese political and state figure.

Truong Chinh joined the Fellowship of Revolutionary Youth of Vietnam in 1927 and the Communist Party of Indochina (CPI) in 1930. He was a member of the editorial board of the newspapers Bua liem (Hammer and Sickle) and Cong doan bo (Red Trade Union). He was imprisoned from 1931 to 1936 for revolutionary activities.

From 1936 to 1939, Truong Chinh directed the party’s publications in Hanoi. He became a member of the Central Committee of the CPI in 1940 and a member of the Politburo and general secretary of the Central Committee of the CPI in 1941. He became a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Vietnam (WPV) in 1951 and served as the general secretary of the Central Committee until October 1956.

Truong Chinh was a secretary of the Central Committee of the WPV from 1956 to 1959 and deputy premier of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) from 1958 to 1960. He was chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly of the DRV from 1960 to 1976, a post he retained when the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was formed in 1976. In 1976 Truong Chinh became a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.


In Russian translation:
Avgustovskaia revoliutsiia vo V’etname. Moscow, 1954.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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