Tsehlynsky, Mykola

Tsehlynsky, Mykola [Цеглинський, Микола; Cehlyns'kyj; Ceglinsky, Nicholas], b 1883 in Lviv, d March 1956 in New York. Journalist and community figure. He was educated in Switzerland, and emigrated to the United States of America around 1916. He became involved with the Federation of Ukrainian Socialist Parties in the United States (FUSP) and established a close working relationship with Myroslav Sichynsky. He was forced out of his position as editor of the federation’s newspaper Robitnyk (1914–20) when the group began to move ideologically toward Bolshevism. He edited the Ukrainian Fraternal Association’s newspaper Narodna volia in 1922–3, 1942–3, and 1946–7. He was one of the initiators of (1922) and leading figures in the political organization Oborona Ukrainy and edited its organ Ukraïns’ka hromada (USA), but he broke with that group in 1936 and established a Ukrainian Workers’ Hromada that briefly published Robitnycha hromada in Newark, New Jersey.

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

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