Kuropas, Myron [Куропась, Мирон; Kuropas'], b 15 November 1932 in Chicago. Political and community leader, educator, historian, and journalist; son of Stepan Kuropas. A graduate of the University of Chicago (PH D 1973), he was president of the Ukrainian National Youth Federation (MUN) (1960–2) and editor of its periodicals Scope (1959–60) and The Trident (1960–2). An active member of the Republican party in the United States, he served as regional director of the Action Program (1971–5), special assistant for ethnic affairs to President Gerald Ford (1976–7), and legislative assistant to Sen R. Dole (1977). From 1978 he was supreme vice-president of the Ukrainian National Association. He has written several books on the history of Ukrainians in North America such as The Ukrainians in America (1972) and To Preserve a Heritage: The Story of the Ukrainian Immigration in the United States (1984). He contributed frequently to the Ukrainian press, particularly to The Ukrainian Weekly.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]