Andranik Margaryan

Andranik Margaryan

Birth
Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia
Death 25 Mar 2007 (aged 55)
Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia
Burial Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia
Memorial ID 18624435 · View Source
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Prime Minister of Armenia. He began his political involvement in the 1960s when he joined the National Unity Party, a dissident organization that advocated for Armenia's secession from the Soviet Union. In 1972 he graduated from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute as a computer engineer. Margaryan worked as a scientist for various private companies, research institutes and government offices. He was arrested in 1974, convicted of espousing subversive ideas, and sentenced to two years in Soviet labor camps. After Armenia attained independence in 1992 Margaryan joined the Republican Party of Armenia (HHK). He became a member of Parliament in 1999 and was head of the National Assembly's Unity faction. He was appointed Prime Minister after a 1999 attack on Armenian parliament resulted in the murder of Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan. Armenia's President appointed Vazgen's brother Aram as Prime Minister a week after the shootings, but soon fired him and appointed Margaryan. Margaryan died of a heart attack after having dealt with cardiac problems for several years.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 25 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18624435
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andranik Margaryan (12 Jun 1951–25 Mar 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18624435, citing Komitas Pantheon, Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .