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Eduardas Benyaminovich MEZHELAYTIS

chairman , poet

Eduardas MEZHELAYTIS, Lithuania poet; Chairman, Lithuania Union of Writers, since 1958. Order of Red Banner of Labor.

Background

MEZHELAYTIS, Eduardas was born in 1919 in Kaunas.

Career

1940-1941 Editor, newspaper “Komjaunimo tiesa”. 1941-1945, while on executive Communist Youth League work, wrote for front-line and army press. 1955-1958 Secretary, Lithuania Union of Writers.

Deputy, Lithuania Supreme Soviet of 1955 and 1959 convocation. 1960 member, Soviet writers’ delegation United States of America.