Semen BUDENNY, USSR Marshal of the Soviet Union since 1935. Presidium member, USSR Supreme Soviet, since 1938; Presidium member of the Central Committee, Voluntary Society for Cooperation with the Army, Air Force and Navy, since 1958; candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, since 1934. Member, Communist Party, since 1919.
BUDENNY, Semen was born in 1883 in Voronezh Guberniya.
1932 graduated Frunze Military Academy.
During Civil War commanded cavalry in operations against Denikin in Rostov and Novorossiysk offensives, against Wrangel at Tavria and during Soviet-Polish War in offensives against Galicia and Lvov. During World War II did not take active part after Southwestern Front was smashed at Uman. Deputy and Presidium member, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1946, 1950, 1954 and 1958 convocation.
Since 1958 Chairman, Soviet- Mongolian Friendship Society. With regular cavalry in Russo-Japanese War. 1908-1914 extended service as NCO in Maritime Dragoons Regiment.
1914-1917 sergeant-maj. in same regiment. In Red Army during Civil War. 1918-1919 commanded cavalry brigade and division.
1919-1920 Commander, 1st Cavalry Army. 1921-1922 member, Military Council, North Caucasian Military District. 1922-1924 Assist, to Commander in Chief, in charge of Red Army Cavlary.
1924-1937 Inspector, Red Army Cavalry, and Director, Cavalry Maintenance. 1937-1939 Commander, Moscow Military District. 1939-1940 Deputy, and 1940-1941 First Deputy Popular Commissar of Defense.
At beginning of World War И commanded troops on South-West Flank. Commanded troops on Western Reserve Front. 1943-1953 Commander of Cavalry, Soviet Army.
Since 1953 Inspector of Cavalry, USSR Minister of Defense. One time USSR Deputy Minister of Agriculture, in charge of horse-breeding.