Hamo Ohanjanyan

Hamo Ohanjanyan (Armenian: Համօ Օհանջանեան) (Akhalkalak, 1873 – Cairo, 31 July 1947) was a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation. He served as the third Prime Minister of the First Republic of Armenia from May 5 to November 23, 1920.[1]

Hamo Ohanjanyan
Համո Օհանջանեան
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3rd Prime Minister of Armenia
In office
5 May 1920 – 23 November 1920
Preceded byAlexander Khatisian
Succeeded bySimon Vratsian
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia
In office
3 April 1920 – 23 November 1920
Preceded byAlexander Khatisian
Succeeded bySimon Vratsian
Personal details
Born1873
Akhalkalak, Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire
Died31 July 1947(1947-07-31) (aged 73–74)
Cairo, Egypt
NationalityArmenian
Political partyArmenian Revolutionary Federation

BiographyEdit

Hamo (Mher) Ohanjanyan studied in Akhalkalak, his birthplace. He later moved to Tbilisi and graduated from the Tbilisi Russian Lyceum. In 1892 he continued his studies in Moscow University and entered the School of Medicine. However, he left school early in order to join the Armenian revolutionary movement. He traveled to Lausanne, where he met Kristapor Mikayelian, one of the founding members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.

After the Russian revolution of March 1917, he was elected a member of the Russian Assembly and then became member of the Transcaucasian Seim in 1918.

In early 1920 he went to Yerevan and took up the position of Foreign Affairs Minister of the newly founded First Republic of Armenia in the cabinet of Prime Minister Alexander Khatisian. After the resignation of Khatisian's government following the Bolshevik uprising of May 1920, Hamo Ohanjanian became Prime Minister until November 23, 1920, when his cabinet resigned amid the crisis generated by the Armenian-Turkish war.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Former Prime Ministers". Government of the Republic of Armenia. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
Political offices
Preceded by
Alexander Khatisian
Prime Minister of the First Republic of Armenia
1920
Succeeded by
Simon Vratsian