Bachynsky, Nicholas

Bachynsky, Nicholas [Бачинський, Микола; Bačyns'kyj, Mykola], b 16 September 1887 in Serafyntsi, Horodenka county, Galicia, d 14 August 1969 in Fisher Branch, Manitoba. Politician and community figure. Bachynsky immigrated to Canada in 1906. A graduate of the Ruthenian Training School in Brandon, Manitoba, he taught briefly, served as editor of Kanada, and after 1918 was active in the Ukrainian Red Cross in Canada. In 1922 he was elected to the Manitoba legislature as a Liberal-Progressive, representing the Fisher Branch constituency until 1958. In 1950 he was the first Ukrainian in Canada to be elected speaker of the Manitoba assembly.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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