Arshak Djamalian (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.