Aleksandr TARASOV, Chairman, Belarusian Regional Economic Council, since 1958. Mech. engineer; member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Lithuania Belarusian, since 1954; candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, since 1961. Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1961. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1958 convocation. Deputy, Belarusian Supreme Soviet of 1955 and 1959 convocation. 1959 visited International Spring Fair, Leipzig.
1932-1938 engineer, Kuybyshev Carburetor and Armature Plant. 1938-1942 exec, posts in Popular Commissariat of Medium Machine-Building. 1942-1946 Chief Engineering, one of branches of Moscow Automobile Plant, now Likhachev Plant.
1947-1948 Director, Moscow Motorcycle Plant. 1948-1951 Director, Altay Tractor Plant. 1951-1958 Director, Minsk Tractor Plant.