Shvets, Fedir

Image - Fedir Shvets, Symon Petliura, and Andrii Makarenko (Kamianets-Podilskyi, 1919). Image - Members of the UNR Directory: Andrii Makarenko, Fedir Shvets, and Symon Petliura (Kamianets-Podilskyi, 1919)

Shvets, Fedir [Швець, Федір; Švec'], b 11 November 1882 in Cherkasy county, Kyiv gubernia, d 20 June 1940 in Prague. Geologist and political activist. He graduated from Dorpat (Tartu) University (1910) and taught as a professor of geology at Kyiv University (1917–18). He was a member of the Central Committee of the Peasant Association and of the ‘centrist current’ of the Ukrainian Party of Socialist Revolutionaries. He was also a member of the Directory of the Ukrainian National Republic (1918–19). He emigrated to Prague, where he served as a professor at the Ukrainian Free University (from 1923) and the Ukrainian Higher Pedagogical Institute (1924–9). He published numerous geological studies.

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

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