Borys Mykolayovych Martos
|5th Chairman of People's Ministers|
April 9, 1919 - August 27, 1919
|Minister of Food Provisions|
December 26, 1918 - February 13, 1919
|G. Glinka |
|I. Feschenko-Chopivsky |
(as Minister of Economy)
|Secretary of Agrarian Affairs|
June 28, 1917 - August 14, 1917
|Born||May 20, 1879|
Hradyzk, Russian Empire
|Died||September 19, 1977 (aged 98)|
Bound Brook, New Jersey, United States
|Political party||USDRP (1905)|
|Alma mater||Kharkiv University (1908)|
Graduated from Lubny Classic gymnasium in 1897 and enrolled into the Mathematics Department of the Kharkiv University. There Martos became a member of a secret Ukrainian student hromada of Kharkiv. Here in 1900 in Kharkiv he met with Symon Petliura and his future wife M.Kucheryavenko. In summer of 1900 Martos participated in the First Ukrainian Student Congress in Halychyna.
He was arrested three times for collaboration with the Revolutionary Ukrainian Party. After graduating and until 1917 Martos worked in several different places: a co-ed in Volyn, a financial director at the Black Sea-Kuban Railway board, a director of the Kuban Cooperative Bank, and a cooperative instructor for the Poltava Governorate zemstvo (1913-1917). In 1917 Martos served on numerous official positions as delegate in the Central Rada and its Executive Committee (Mala Rada), and the General Secretariat. After the Hetman coup-d'etat worked as a cooperator. During that time Martos was heading the Central Ukrainian Cooperative Committee as its executive director as well working at the board of directors for the Dniprosoyuz, giving lectures at the Kiev Commercial Institute, and had established the Kiev Cooperative Institute.
Under the Directorate of Ukraine, he served as the chairman of the Council of People's Ministers of the Ukrainian People's Republic from April 9, to August 27, 1919. In 1917-1918 Martos was a member of the Central Rada and the Secretary of Agrarian Affairs. In 1918 he also was heading the All-Ukrainian Cooperative Committee.