Siniša Stanković

Siniša Stanković (Serbian: Синиша Станковић; Serbian pronunciation: [sǐniʃa stǎːŋkoʋitɕ]; 26 March 1892 – 24 February 1974) was a Yugoslav and Serbian scientist and politician. As a prominent biologist, he became member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.[1] As a politician and statesman, from 1944 to 1946, he was the most senior state official of Serbia, then a federated state within Yugoslavia, and thus considered as the 1st President of Serbia as the President of the Presidium of the People's Assembly of Serbia.[2]

Siniša Stanković
Sinisa Stanković.jpg
President of the Presidium of ASNOS
In office
12 November 1944 – 7 April 1945
Prime MinisterJosip Broz Tito
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
1st President of Serbia
as President of the Presidium
of the People's Assembly of Serbia
In office
7 April 1945 – 20 November 1946
Prime MinisterBlagoje Nešković
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byAćim Grulović
Personal details
Born(1892-03-26)26 March 1892
Zaječar, Serbia
Died24 February 1974(1974-02-24) (aged 81)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
NationalityYugoslav
Political partyLeague of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ)
AwardsOrder of the National liberation Rib.png Order of National Liberation
Order of merits for the people with golden star Rib.png Order of Merits for the People

BiographyEdit

He served as President of the Presidency of the Anti-fascist Assembly for the National Liberation of Serbia (ASNOS), from November 1944 to April 1945, and then as President of the Presidency of the People's Assembly of Serbia, from April 1945 to November 1946. During that period, he was the most senior official of Serbia, and thus considered as the 1st President of Serbia.[3]

Stanković was born in Zajecar, Kingdom of Serbia and died in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia. He graduated from the University of Belgrade and Grenoble University. As a prominent biologist, he became member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He was founder of Institute for ecology and biogeography, and director of the Biological Institute of Serbia. He had a long career in the Serbian and Yugoslav communist parties. During the Second World War he was member of communist Partisan movement.[4]

One species of pseudoscorpion is named after him as (lat. neobisium stankovici).

Selected worksEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SANU: Siniša Stanković
  2. ^ National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia: After Second World War
  3. ^ From the Great Anti-Fascist People’s Liberation Assembly of Serbia to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Serbia (November 1944–January 1947)
  4. ^ "Istorijat". Ibiss.bg.ac.rs. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Office established
President of the Presidency of the Anti-fascist Assembly for the National Liberation of Serbia (ASNOS)
12 November 1944 – 7 April 1945
Succeeded by
himself
as President of the Presidency of the People's Assembly of Serbia
Preceded by
himself
as President of the Presidency of ASNOS
President of the Presidency of the People's Assembly of Serbia
7 April 1945 – November 1946
Succeeded by
Aćim Grulović
as President of the Presidency of the People's Assembly of Serbia