Veinberg, Gavriil Davydovich

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Veinberg, Gavriil Davydovich


(pseudonym, Vladimir). Born June 1891 in the village of Maidany, Letichev District, Podolie Province; died June 26, 1946, in Moscow. Soviet Party and trade union figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1906. Born into the family of a small functionary.

In 1910-11, Veinberg was a member of the Podolie Raion Committee (Kiev) and a member of the Ekaterinoslav Committee of the RSDLP. In 1914 he was a member of the executive committee of the Kiev Committee of the RSDLP and chairman of the illegal Central Bureau of Trade Unions. He was arrested a number of times. After the February Revolution in 1917, while in Petrograd, he was a member of the central board of the Metalworkers’ Union and a member of the Vyborg Revolutionary Committee of the Party. In October 1917 he was a member of the Petrograd Revolutionary War Committee and delegate to the Second Congress of Soviets and then held responsible Party and trade union positions. In 1929-37 he was secretary of the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions and in 1937-42, head of the central board of the People’s Commissariat of the Food Industry of the RSFSR. He retired in 1943. Veinberg was a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee and candidate member of the Central Executive Committee. He was a delegate to the sixth through ninth and 12th through 17th Party Congresses; at the 14th and 15th Congresses he was elected a member of the Central Control Commission of the ACP (Bolshevik) and at the 16th, 17th, and 18th Congresses, candidate member of the Central Committee of the ACP (B).


Nosach, V. “G. D. Veinberg.” In Geroi Oktiabria, vol. 1. Leningrad, 1967.
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