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Grigorii Iakovlevich Aronson

politician

Grigorii Aronson, USSR Politician.

Background

Aronson, Grigorii was born in 1892.

Career

Active member of the Menshevik Party. Before World War I, actively involved in revolutionary work. After the Bolshevik take-over in October 1917, many arrests, several terms in prison and exile.

Left the USSR, settled in the USA. Regular and prolific contributor to the Russian language magazines Sotsialisticheskii Vestnik and Novyi Zhurnal. Wrote memoirs concerning the revolutionary years. In 1959 was first to write publicly about the influence of masonic lodges in Russia in the early 20th century and during the revolutionary years.