DJAMALIAN, ARSHAK (Yelizavetpol (Gandja) 1882 –
Paris 1940) Educated locally and at Echmiadzin seminary. Joined
Dashnak party. Took part in Armeno–Tatar conflict; jailed for 7 months
for being party to assassination of tsarist gendarme. To Germany for
further study. Returned to Transcaucasia 1909; became editor of
Harach at Tiflis. Member of Dashnak Bureau 1914; organiser of the
volunteer groups. Fought in Van region, alongside Anastas Mikoyan.
Member of Transcaucasian Seim, 1917; delegate at signing of Erzindjan
truce. To Berlin, to see if Germany would act as moderating influence
on Turkey. Armenia's ambassador in Tiflis after May 1918. To Yerevan
1919; became Member of Parliament. Minister of Communications in 1920.
Extended the railway. Signed agreement of 10 August 1920 ending Armeno–Bolshevik
hostility in Sharur and Nakhichevan. To Tiflis, Constantinople and USA
after Armenia's Sovietisation. Participated in the 1921 Riga talks
between Dashnaks and Communists. Represented Dashnaktsutiun at the
1925 (Marseilles) meeting of the Second International. On editorial
board of Droshak 1925–33. Member of the party's Bureaux until
1933. Helped establish an 'Armeno–Georgian union' in 1936. Travelled
on party work in Greece, Egypt and Lebanon. Died in Paris.