Ladyka, Dmytro

Ladyka, Dmytro [Ладика, Дмитро], b 14 August 1889 in Domamorych, Ternopil county, d 13 February 1945 in Dresden, Germany. Lawyer, civic figure, and politician. He was active in the Prosvita society, the Union of Ukrainian Progressive Youth (Kameniari), and the Ukrainian Socialist Radical party, of which he sat on the executive council. An effective public speaker, he defended Ukrainian activists in political trials and was elected to the Polish Sejm from the Ternopil district in 1928 and 1930. In parliament he served as secretary of the Ukrainian socialists’ caucus (1928–30). He died in the bombing of Dresden.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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