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Alexander Alexandrovich Makarov

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Name  Alexander Makarov
Role  Politician
Died  1919

Alexander Alexandrovich Makarov
Education  Saint Petersburg State University

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Makarov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Мака́ров, 19 July 1857 (7 July 1857 O.S.), St. Petersburg, Russian Empire – 1919, Moscow, Russian SFSR) was a Russian politician who served as the Minister of Internal Affairs (1911–1912) and Minister of Justice (1916) of the Russian Empire.

Life

After graduating from the University of Saint Petersburg, he entered the Ministry of Justice. He rose to the position of Public Prosecutor, and eventually Chairman of a District Court. In 1906, he was appointed Chairman of the Kharkov Court of Appeals. In 1906, he was appointed Assistant Minister of the Interior in charge of the Police under Stolypin until he was appointed Imperial Secretary in 1909. He was appointed Minister of the Interior in 1911 after Stolypin's assassination on the recommendation of Kokovstsov. He left the position of Minister in December 1912 after the Lena Minefields incident and disagreements over regulation of the press about a sexual connection between Grigori Rasputin and the Tsarina.

Makarov received an appointment to the State Council where he was aligned with the political right wing parties. He was appointed Minister of Justice in July 1916, against the wish of Alexandra and Rasputin, but there was a lack of competent man. He lost the post in December, hindering the investigation as he had given Felix Yusupov permission to leave the city.

After the February Revolution he was arrested on March 1, 1917 released and re-arrested in October 1917. He was executed by the Cheka in a Moscow prison in 1919.

References

Alexander Alexandrovich Makarov Wikipedia


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