Pohoretsky, Mykhailo

Pohoretsky, Mykhailo or Pohorecky, Michael [Погорецький, Михайло; Pohorec'kyj, Myxajlo], b 21 December 1899 in Hadynkivtsi, Kopychyntsi county, Galicia, d 26 July 1964 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Journalist. A former officer in the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, he studied at the Lviv (Underground) Ukrainian University and at the Ukrainian Free University. Pohoretsky emigrated to Canada in 1927 and edited Zakhidni visti in Edmonton with Vladimir Kaye-Kysilewsky before establishing Novyi shliakh and serving as its longtime editor (1930–54, 1960–4). He was a founding member of the Ukrainian National Federation and its president in 1936. For many years he was on the presidium of the Ukrainian Canadian Committee (now Congress).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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