Georgi Damyanov

Georgi Purvanov Damyanov (Bulgarian: Георги Първанов Дамянов; 23 September 1892 – 27 November 1958) was a Bulgarian communist politician.

Georgi Damyanov
Chairman of the Presidium of the National Assembly
In office
27 May 1950 – 27 November 1958
Preceded byMincho Neychev
Succeeded byDimitar Ganev
Personal details
Born(1892-09-23)23 September 1892
Lopushna, Principality of Bulgaria
Died27 November 1958(1958-11-27) (aged 66)
Sofia, Bulgarian People's Republic
Political partyBulgarian Communist Party
ProfessionPolitician

Damyanov was born in Lopushna, near Ferdinand (today Montana), Bulgaria and joined the Bulgarian Social Democratic Workers' Party (Narrow Socialists) in 1912, which later became the Bulgarian Communist Party. He served as Defence Minister during the first stage of Bulgaria's communist regime, from 1946 to 1950. On 27 May 1950 he was elected as the Chairman of the Presidium of the National Assembly (nominal head of state of Bulgaria). He served in that position for 8 years, until his death. He died in Sofia, Bulgaria. During his time in office much of the power was held by the first secretaries of the party, first Vulko Chervenkov and then by Todor Zhivkov.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mincho Neychev
Chairman of the Presidium of the National Assembly
27 May 1950 – 27 November 1958
Succeeded by
Dimitar Ganev