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USSR: Communist Party: Orgburo

Orgburo of the Central Committee
16 Jan 1919 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Vladimirsky, Krestinskij, Sverdlov
16 Mar 1919 Sverdlov died
25 Mar 1919 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Beloborodov, Krestinskij, Serebryakov, Stalin, Stasova; candidate member: Muranov
29 Nov 1919 Kalinin elected full member at the Central Committee plenum [1]
5 Apr 1920 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Krestinskij, Preobrazhensky, Rykov, Serebryakov, Stalin [2]
16 Mar 1921 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Komarov, V.Mikhaylov, Molotov, Rykov, Stalin, Tomskij, Yaroslavsky; candidate members: Dzeržinskij, Kalinin, Rudzutak
28 May 1921 Politburo approved Zalutsky, Kutuzov, Shmidt as candidate members
8 Aug 1921 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Dzeržinskij, Zalutsky, V.Mikhaylov, Molotov, Rudzutak, Rykov, Stalin; candidate members: Kalinin, Kutuzov, Shmidt
3 Apr 1922 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Andreev, Dzeržinskij, Kujbyšev, Molotov, Rykov, Stalin, Tomskij; candidate members: Zelensky, Kalinin, Rudzutak
26 Apr 1923 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Andreev, Dzeržinskij, Molotov, Rudzutak, Rykov, Stalin, Tomskij; candidate members: Zelensky, Kalinin, V.Mikhaylov
25 Sep 1923 Zinov'ev and Trockij elected full members, Buharin and Korotkov candidate members at the Central Committee plenum
2 Jun 1924 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Andreev, Bubnov, Vorošilov, Dogadov, Zelensky, L.Kaganovic, Kalinin, Molotov, Nikolajeva, Smirnov, Stalin; candidate members: Antipov, Dzeržinskij, Lepse, Tomskij, Chaplin, Frunze
20 Aug 1924 Zelensky relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum; Uglanov elected full member
31 Oct 1925 Frunze died
1 Jan 1926 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Andreev, Artyuhina, Bubnov, Dogadov, Yevdokimov, Kviring, Kosior, Molotov, Smirnov, Stalin, Uglanov; candidate members: Lepse, V.Mikhaylov, Ukhanov, Chaplin, Shmidt
9 Apr 1926 Yevdokimov relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum; Švernik elected full member
16 Apr 1927 Švernik and Kviring relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum; Kubyak, Sulimov and Rukhimovich elected full members, Lobov elected candidate member
19 Dec 1927 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Andreev, Artyuhina, Bubnov, Dogadov, Kosior, Kubyak, Molotov, Moskvin, Rukhimovich, Smirnov, Stalin, Sulimov, Uglanov; candidate members: Kotov, Lepse, Lobov, V.Mikhaylov, Ukhanov, Chaplin, Shmidt
11 Apr 1928 Andreev relieved of duties at the joint plenum of the Central Committee and the Central Control Commission; Bauman elected full member, Antipov elected candidate member
12 Jul 1928 Kosior relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum; L.Kaganovic elected full member
29 Apr 1929 Uglanov relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum
6 Oct 1929 Lepse died
17 Nov 1929 Gamarnik elected full member at the Central Committee plenum; Švernik elected candidate member
13 Jul 1930 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Akulov, Bauman, Bubnov, Gamarnik, L.Kaganovic, Lobov, Molotov, Moskvin, Postyšev, Stalin, Švernik; candidate members: Dogadov, Kosarev, Smirnov, Tsikhon
21 Dec 1930 Molotov relieved of duties at the joint plenum of the Central Committee and the Central Control Commission
2 Oct 1932 Akulov, Bauman and Dogadov relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum
12 Jan 1933 Smirnov relieved of duties at the joint plenum of the Central Committee and the Central Control Commission
10 Feb 1934 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Gamarnik, Ežov, Ždanov, L.Kaganovic, Kirov, Kosarev, Kujbyšev, Stalin, Stetsky, Švernik; candidate members: M.Kaganovic, Krinitsky
1 Dec 1934 Kirov assassinated
25 Jan 1935 Kujbyšev died
10 Mar 1935 Andreev approved full member by questionnaire [3]
31 May 1937 Gamarnik committed suicide
30 Oct 1937 Krinitsky executed
14 Jan 1938 Mekhlis elected full member at the Central Committee plenum
Apr 1938 Stetsky arrested (executed 1 Aug 1938)
29 Nov 1938 Kosarev arrested (executed 23 Feb 1939)
22 Mar 1939 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Andreev, Ždanov, L.Kaganovic, Malenkov, Mekhlis, N.Mikhaylov, Stalin, Švernik, Ščerbakov
10 May 1945 Ščerbakov died
18 Mar 1946 Orgburo elected by the Central Committee: Aleksandrov, Andrianov, Bulganin, Ždanov, A.Kuznecov, V.Kuznecov, Malenkov, Mekhlis, N.Mikhaylov, Patolichev, Popov, Rodionov, Stalin, Suslov, Shatalin
24 May 1947 Patolichev relieved of duties by questionnaire
31 Aug 1948 Ždanov died
7 Mar 1949 A.Kuznecov and Rodionov relieved of duties by questionnaire
10 Mar 1949 Chernousov approved full member by questionnaire
Information source: [4]

[1] Between 8th and 9th party congresses Dzeržinskij, Kamenev, Rakovsky and Trockij were also assigned to sit in the Orgburo, but election dates are not available.
[2] It was reported in Izvestiya TsK RKP(b) , No. 18, 23 May 1920, that Dzerzhisky and Tomskij were elected candidate members of the Orgburo, but the Plenum minutes does not mention such election.
[3] In a number of cases, an agenda of the Central Committee Plenum was circulated with a draft resolution requiring individual assent or comment by the participants. This was called approval by questionnaire (oprosom).
[4] Чернев А.Д. 229 кремлевских вождей. Политбюро, Оргбюро, Секретариат ЦК Коммунистической партии в лицах и цифрах. Справочник. М.: Редакция журнала "Родина", Научный центр "Руссика". 1996.

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