Daniel Ciugureanu (1885 – 1950)

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Politician, physician; graduate of the Theological Seminary in Chisinau and of the Faculty of Medicine of the University in Kiev (1913); in 1912 he was arrested for national activity by the Tsarist Okhrana (the Department for Protecting the Public Security and Order); he worked as doctor in various hospitals in Bessarabia. He was elected member of the Moldavian National Parliament and in January 1918 he formed a new cabinet recognized by the Country Council on 16 January 1918. Minister without portfolio, then vice president of the Chamber of Deputies; senator, president of the Romanian Senate. He was military doctor during the Second World War. He was arrested on May 5, 1950, and died in the prison in Sighetu Marmatiei (his tomb is unknown).