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Eduard Amvrosiyevich Amvrosiyevich Shevardnadze

President of Georgia

Eduard SHEVARDNADZE, politician. Order of Lenin (five times); Order of Red Banner of Labour. CPSU since 1948; Central Committee, CP of Georgia 1958-1964, since 1966, member Politburo, First Secretary 1972-1985; Central Committee of CPSU since 1976, Candidate member Politburo 1978-1985, member 1985-1990; Presidential Council since 1990.

Background

Shevardnadze, Eduard Amvrosiyevich was born on January 25, 1928 in Mamati Lanchkhutsky Raion, Georgia, United States.

Education

Graduate, Republican Party School of Center Committee, Communist Party of Georgia, 1951. Graduate, Kutaisi Pedagogical Institute, 1959. Degree in Political Science & Diplomacy (honorary), University Trieste, 1991.

Degree in Political Science & Diplomacy (honorary), Harvard University.

Career

Joined Communist Party Soviet Union, 1948, Komsomol work, 1948-1961. 2d secretary Center Committee Georgian Komsomol, 1956-1957. 1st secretary Center Committee Georgian Komsomol, 1957-1961.

Party work, 1961-1991. Member Center Committee Georgian Communist Party, 1961-1991. 1st secretary Mtskheti Raion Committee, 1961-1963, Pervomaisky Raion Committee, Tbilisi City, Communist Party of Georgia, 1963-1964.

1st deputy minister for Protection of Public Order, 1961-1965. Minister (renamed Ministry of Internal Affairs 1968), 1965-1972. 1st secretary Tbilisi City Committee of Center Committee, Communist Party of Georgia, 1972.

1st secretary Center Committee Georgian Communist Party, 1972-1985. Minister foreign affairs Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1985-1990, 91. Member Center Committee of Communist Party Soviet Union, 1976-1991.

Candidate member Politburo, 1978-1985, deputy to Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Supreme Soviet, 1978-1991. Member Presidential Council, 1990-1991. Chairman State Council Republic of Georgia, Tbilisi, 1992-1993, President of Parliament, head of state, 1992-1995, president, 1995—2003.

Membership

CPSU since 1948; Central Committee, CP of Georgia 1958-1964, since 1966, member Politburo, First Secretary 1972-1985. Central Committee of CPSU since 1976, Candidate member Politburo 1978-1985, member 1985-1990. Presidential Council since 1990.

Connections

Son of Ambrosi Shevardnadze & Sophie Pateishvili S. Married Nanuli Tsagareishvili, 1950 (deceased October 20, 2004). Children: Manana, Paata.

father:
Ambrosi Shevardnadze Shevardnadze

Spouse:
Nanuli Tsagareishvili

Child:
Manana Shevardnadze

Child:
Paata Shevardnadze