Chyzhevsky, Pavlo

Chyzhevsky, Pavlo [Чижевський, Павло; Čyževs'kyj], b 1860 in Hadiach county, Poltava gubernia, d 17 April 1925 in Geneva. Civic and political leader. Chyzhevsky studied physics at Kyiv University and in Switzerland and received his Ph D in Geneva. While still a student he was exiled to Siberia for his political activities. He was active in the zemstvos and was a member of the Ukrainian Democratic Radical party and the Society of Ukrainian Progressives. He was elected to the first and second Russian State Duma and was a key member of the Ukrainian caucus in the Russian State Duma. Chyzhevsky represented Poltava gubernia at the Central Rada and served as a member of the Central Committee of the Ukrainian Party of Socialists-Federalists. In 1918 he was appointed chairman of the Ukrainian trade delegation to Switzerland. He also served as chief of the External Office of the Ukrainian Party of Socialists-Federalists in Vienna and as a member of the Government-in-exile of the Ukrainian National Republic in Tarnów, Poland (1920).

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

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