Starukh, Tymofei

Starukh, Tymofei [Старух, Тимофей; Starux, Tymofej], b 27 November 1860 in Berezhnytsia Vyzhnia, Lisko county, Galicia, d 21 April 1923 in Berezhany, Galicia. Civic and political activist; father of Yaroslav Starukh, brother of Antin Starukh. After serving in the Austrian army and gendarmerie he retired to a farm near Berezhany and became active in local Ukrainian organizations, such as the Prosvita society, and in the National Democratic party. He was elected to the Austrian parliament in 1907 and 1911 and to the Galician Diet in 1908 and 1913. In 1915, during the Russian occupation, he was arrested and deported to Siberia. After returning home through Kyiv in 1917, he became a member of the Ukrainian National Rada of the Western Ukrainian National Republic (1918) and mayor of Berezhany. In January 1919 he attended the Labor Congress in Kyiv. In 1920 he was arrested by the Poles, but he was released in January 1921 because of a serious illness.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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