Halip, Teodot

Halip, Teodot, b 19 June 1873 in Voloka, Vashkivtsi county, Bukovyna, d 6 April 1943 in Brno, Czechoslovakia. Lawyer, civic and political leader in Bukovyna, writer and publicist. Halip was the president of the Ukrainian Sich Union (1904–14) and the leader of the Ukrainian Radical party in Bukovyna (1906–18). In 1911 he was elected to the Bukovynian Diet. When Romania occupied Bukovyna in November 1918, he left for Galicia. He sat on the Ukrainian National Rada of the Western Ukrainian National Republic in Stanyslaviv, and later served as a member of the Ukrainian National Republic diplomatic mission in Rome. From 1920 he worked as an attorney in Khust and in 1939 moved to Brno. He also lectured on criminal law at the Ukrainian Free University in Prague. Halip is an author of a collection of short stories, Pershi zori (First Stars, 1895); two collections of poetry, Dumy ta pisni (Thoughts and Songs, 1901) and Dyka rozha (Wild Rose, 1919); memoirs (in the newspaper Krakivs’ki visti, 1943); and studies of Transcarpathian customary law.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1989).]

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