Oleksiiv, Mykhailo

Oleksiiv, Mykhailo [Олексіїв, Михайло; Oleksijiv, Myxajlo], b 1891, d 8 October 1952. Educator and civic and political activist. He took part in the Ukrainian struggle for independence (1917–20) as a delegate to the First and the Third All-Ukrainian Military Congress and as a soldier in the Winter campaigns. In the interwar period he worked as a teacher in Dnipropetrovsk. Under the German occupation he was a community organizer in that city. After emigrating to Germany as a displaced person, he helped found the Ukrainian National State Union and served as chairman of its Central Committee (1947–50). He later emigrated to the United States of America.

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

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