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Biography

Born on 30 January 1875 in Gorna Oryahovitza. Members of his family played an active role in the national liberation movement, educational and cultural reforms, setting of the national financial system and industry. The farther - Dimitar Burov established the Commercial&;Credit House " Burov.D.A&;Co." in 1862. After the liberation the company expanded its activities and was reorganised as a joint-stock company. The "Burov" company was among the founders of "Bulgaria: First Bulgarian Insurance Company"/ 1895 / and the Bulgarian Commercial Bank / 1891/.

In 1895 Atanas Burov graduated the famous secondary school in Gabrovo. In 1895-1900 studied law and economy in Paris.

After his return back from Paris Atanas Burov started business in the family's company. Studied industires with great potential with the view of company investments in them. Took the initiative to estabilsh join-stock companies, participated in the development of rail-road constructing, minning and other industries. The prosperity of his business activity provided to him stability, independent civil openion and freedom to to act as a politician. He jointed policy as an active member of the People's Party and very soon became the ideologist of the Bulgarian bourgeoisie. Soon became one of the leaders of this party, who always putted national priorities and interests of the perople above all
Through out the period 191-1934 he was member of parliament and minister in four governments: minister of commerce, 1913; minister of commerce, industry and labour, 1919-1920; minister of foreign affairs, 1926-1931; government minister, 2-9.09.1944.
Never allowed compromises with and breach of the principles of democracy.
Alawys opposed to totalitarian and dictatorship regimes. As a foreign minster contributed a lot for the improving of the image of the country and relations with nebouring countries. He was elected member of the Political Commision of the Society of Nations. Togather with the financial minister Mollov succeed in negotiating the " Refugee Loan", "Stability Loan" and extending the moratorium on the "Reparations Debt".
In 1920 he was elected Secretary of the United People's- Progressive Party and expands the social base of this fromation attracting personalities from other policital groups. He created the People's Union.
After September 1944 he was sentenced to one year prison by the People's Court. In 1948 was exciled to the town of Draynovo. Arrested again in 1950, at the age of 77 he was sentenced to 20-year prison. On 15 may 1954 died in prison.
In modern, democratic Bulgarian the life of Atanas Burov is an exle of decent life, dedicated entirely to Bulgaria.


 

 
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