Starosolsky, Yurii [Старосольський, Юрій; Starosol's'kyj, Jurij], b 28 February 1907 in Lviv, d 21 October 1991 in Washington, DC. Lawyer and civic activist; son of Volodymyr Starosolsky and Dariia Starosolska, brother of Ihor Starosolsky and Uliana Starosolska; full member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society from 1949. After graduating from the law faculty of Lviv University (1931), he practiced law in his father’s office in Lviv and was active in various political and civic organizations. He completed his doctorate at the Ukrainian Free University in Prague (1940) and then taught criminal and procedural law. A displaced person in Germany after the Second World War, he emigrated to the United States in 1950, where he studied political science at the American University in Washington, DC (MA, 1953), lectured on the Soviet social and political system at the Institute of Adult Education of the Catholic University in Washington, DC, and was the longtime head of the Washington branch of the Ukrainian Catholic University. He was elected nachalnyi plastun (Head Scout) of the Plast Ukrainian Youth Association in 1972. He wrote textbooks on criminal procedure (1947) and commercial law (1947); a monograph on Soviet criminal law (1954); numerous entries on law in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine; and Velyka hra (The Great Game, 1948), a scouting guide for Plast.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]