|STATESMAN, POLITICIAN (RUSSIA)|
BORN 4 May 1881, Simbirsk (now: Ulyanovsk) - DIED 11 Jun 1970, New York|
GRAVE LOCATION London: Putney Vale, Stag Lane (Plot AS)
Alexander Kerensky studied law in St. Petersburg. In 1905 he joined the Socialist Party and in 1917 he became Minister of Justice in the Provisional Goverment of Russia. In April he became Minister of War and in September he became Minister-President and declared Russia a democratic republic.
But Kerensky rapidly lost the confidence of both left and right wing parties and during the November Revolution of 1917 he was escaped from St. Petersburg dressed as a sailor. In 1918 he left Russia and he lived in England and then France. In 1940 he emigrated to the USA. There he published books about his part in the revolution.
After he died in New York in 1970 his body weas refused by both Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches in New York. His body was transported to England (where his son Oleg lived) and buried at Putney Vale Cemetery in London.
Microsoft Bookshelf, Microsoft, 1991