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- Het'man, Mykhailo
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Michael Hethman (Mykhailo Het’man) was born on September 14, 1893 in Zaliztsi, Zboriv county, Crownland of Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (currently Ukraine). During the Ukrainian Revolution (1917-1921) he served with the Ukrains’ki Sichovi Stril’tsi (Ukrainian Sich Riflemen). During the 1920s he immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and became active in the conservative Ukrainian Hetmanite or Monarchist movement, which was dedicated to the restoration of a Ukrainian Hetman state under the authoritarian rule of General Pavlo Skoropads’kyi. From 1927 he was on the Supreme Council of the Ukrainian Sporting Sitch Association of Canada, a.k.a. Canadian Sitch Organization (Kanadiis’ka Sichova Orhanizatsiia), the movement’s first Canadian embodiment, and on the editorial board of the association’s Winnipeg newspaper Kanadiis’ka Sich (Canadian Siege) (1928-1930). From 1932 through 1937 he was Commander-in-Chief (holovnyi oboznyi) of the United Hetman Organization (Soiuz Het’mantsiv Derzhavnykiv), as the movement now styled itself. Concurrently he devoted himself to journalism, editing the UHO’s weekly Ukrains’kyi robitnyk (Ukrainian Toiler) in Toronto. Hethman died on February 2, 1981 in Toronto.
Place of Birth: Zaliztsi, Zboriv county, Crownland of Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (currently Ukraine)
Long Term Residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba province, Canada - majority of his life
Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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1917-1921: army service in the Ukrains'ki Sichovi Stril'tsi (Ukrainian Sich Riflemen) during the Ukrainian Revolution.
1927-ca. 1930s: member of the Supreme Council of the Ukrainian Sporting Sitch Association of Canada, a.k.a. Canadian Sitch Organization (Kanadiis’ka Sichova Orhanizatsiia).
1932-1937: Commander-in-Chief (holovnyi oboznyi) of the United Hetman Organization (Soiuz Het’mantsiv Derzhavnykiv).
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Created March 2021