Alija Behmen, Ph.D.
Alija Behmen Ph.D. although born in Split, spent his childhood and early youth in the “pearl on the Neretva”-the beautiful city of Mostar, from where he permanently moved to Sarajevo, where he earned his college and master’s degrees and a doctorate from the Faculty of Economics. He found employment at the Railways, where he spent his entire work career, at highly responsible positions ranging from technical-technological and economic to president of Business Board of SOUR ŽTO and R.O. Interšped. He was appointed assistant professor at the Faculty of Traffic and Communications in 1980, where he continues lecturing to this day. Raised in the spirit of antifascism, he became a member of the Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and his membership spans several decades. For a while he served as Vice-President of SDP BiH, and now he is a member of Presidency of SDP BiH. When it comes to Mr Behmen’s political engagement, he served as delegate at the Cantonal Assembly, as delegate and Deputy Chairman at the BiH Federal Parliament House of Peoples, Prime Minister of the Federation of BiH from 2001 to 2003, and as delegate at the House of Representatives serving only half of his term of office before being elected as head of the City of Sarajevo, i.e. the 36th Mayor of the BiH capital city.
She was born on 2 March (1955) in Sarajevo, where she finished elementary school, "Ahmet Fetahagić" and „Druga gimnazija“ high school. She graduated in 1977 in legal studies at the University of Sarajevo, in 2000 she passed the bar exam. From 1977 - 1982 she worked as an professional associate union RBiH. Since 1982 to 1996 she worked in the municipality of Novo Sarajevo as an administrative inspector, joint secretary of the Council of the SO Novo Sarajevo, assistant secretary of SO Novo Sarajevo, assistant secretary IO Novo Sarajevo and the Chief of Cabinet of Novo Sarajevo Municipality. Since 1996- 2000 she was deputy minister of justice of in the Canton Sarajevo. Since 1998. – 2000 she was a member of the House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliament. Since 2000- 2005 she was a delegate at the Assembly of Sarajevo Canton, and member of the House of People of the federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and President of the Bosniak club in the House of People of the FBiH. At the constituting session of the City Council of Sarajevo, 14th june of 2005 she was elected Mayor of Sarajevo, on the basis that she took office as the first woman Mayor in the history of the City of Sarajevo.
Muhidin Hamamdzic, Ph.D.
Born in Sarajevo in 1936. Regular professor of physiology, chief of Institute for morphology and physiology at Veterinary Faculty of Sarajevo University
Rasim Gacanovic, Ph.D.
Born in Sarajevo in 1950, where he graduated at Faculty of Electro-technical engineering. He gained his Master of Science at University of Sarajevo and his Ph.D. at University of Zagreb. He works as a researcher and leader of group for design in electro techniques at IPS Traffic Institute in Sarajevo, as well as research scientist in Energoinvest. He was an employee of University of Osijek, Republic of Croatia, as scientific assistant and afterwards he came back to Sarajevo, being a chief of Development Group in Ministry for Energy, Mining and Industry of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Moreover, he is a professor at Sarajevo University. Also, he is a Minister for Traffic and Communications in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and since January 1998 until April 2000 he was a Mayor of Sarajevo.
Tarik Kupusovic, Ph.D.
Born in Sarajevo in 1952, where he finished technical school and graduated from Mechanical Faculty – sector of hydro techniques. He obtained his master degree in Zagreb and was preparing his Ph.D. thesis in Germany, Switzerland and Belgrade, while he obtained Ph.D. in Sarajevo. He was at specialization in Center of European Union in Milan. Great part of his working life he spent in Hydro-engineering Institute in Sarajevo, firstly as an engineer and afterwards as director of the Institute. He was selected as assistant and later on as docent at the Faculty and he is a specialist in problematic of water supply. He is an author of many scientific papers; out of which fifteen was published in foreign expert magazines. Currently, he is director of Hydro-engineering Institute.
Muhamed Kresevljakovic, Ph.D.
Born in Sarajevo in 1939, died in 2001. He graduated at Faculty of Philosophy, group history. He worked as professor of history and Latin language in Velika Kladuša, Prijepolje and Kakanj. He has been developing very successful expert activity for 20 years as a chief of Department for documentations of Institute for protection of culture monuments and natural rarities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was dealing with problematic of monuments fond of Bosnia and Herzegovina and he published great number of articles, discussions in different newspapers, expert magazines and annual events and one book. He was a Sarajevo mayor from December 1990 until April 1994, when he started to act as a Consul of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Italy, with cabinet in Milan.
Juraj Martinovic, Ph.D.
Born in Sarajevo in 1936, where he finished elementary, secondary and higher education. He graduated at Faculty of Philosophy, major in history of literature. He obtained his master degree and Ph.D. in Ljubljana. He is a professor of Slovenian literature and at Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo. He was director of Institute for language and literature as well. He was selected as corresponding member of Academy of Art and Science of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is an author of numerous scientific and expert papers published in magazines and five books with subjects in Slovenian literature.
Salko Selimovic, Ph.D.
Born in Travnik in 1935. He finished elementary education in Sarajevo and secondary school – Secondary Technical School in Zagreb. He graduated at Faculty of mechanical engineering in Ljubljana. He obtained his master degree in Russia – Poly-technique Institute of Leningrad. He made his specialization in Germany (Hajtkamp Wanajkle) and England (Folkston). He worked in «Energoinvest» as chief director of Factory of thermal machines and containers "Vaso Miskin Crni". He was a general director of Factory of motors "FAMOS", chairman of Chamber of Commerce of Bosnia and Herzegovina, minister in Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina and general director of "Feroelektro" from Sarajevo.
Kemal Hanjalic, Ph.D.
Born in Sarajevo in 1939, where he graduated at Faculty of mechanical engineering and also obtained master degree in thermodynamic science at University of Birmingham (Great Britain) and Ph.D. with major in mechanics of Imperial College for science, techniques and medicine of University in London. He is an employee of Institute for thermo techniques and nuclear techniques of Energoinvest, at Mechanical Faculty in Sarajevo. He was Sarajevo Mayor from 1985 until 1987 and afterwards was elected as a member of Executive Council. He continued his working and expert carrier abroad. He was working for a while as regular professor at Faculty of Technology in Michigan and afterwards as a chief of cabinet at Faculty of Technical Physics of Technology University in Delft (Netherlands). He is a member of Academy of Science of BiH and author of greater number of expert papers published in the country and abroad.
Ugljesa Uzelac, Ph.D.
Born in the village Ivanjska near Banja Luka in 1938, died in 1997. Attended school in Sarajevo, where he graduated at Faculty of Economics. As director he held very responsible position in Commerce Bank in Sarajevo. He was director of UPI Bank also. As a Sarajevo Mayor was appointed in 1983 and stayed at this position until 1985. He performed a number of responsible social political and sports functions. He was a president of Assembly of Basketball Club "Bosna", president o Basketball Union of SFRJ and a member of Organizational Committee of Winter Olympic Games 84 Sarajevo. He died as an ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Slovenia.
Emerik Blum, Ph.D.
Born in Sarajevo in 1911, died in 1984. Graduated in major in electro techniques at University of Prague. Founder and first director of «Energoinvest» in Sarajevo. He had responsible positions almost his entire life. He was Mayor in Ministry of Industry and Mining of BiH, director of "Elektrobih" and "Elektrocentar", general engineer of General direction of Union electric power industry, general director of Directorate for electric power industry of FNRJ Government, assistant Minister of electric power industry of FNRJ, president of Committee for electric power industry, Mayor of Sarajevo. He was a member of Organizational Committee of 14th Winter Olympic Games Sarajevo 84. He was a prisoner in ill-famed ustasha’s concentration camps, from where he escaped in 1944 demonstrating his great adaptability and extreme courage.
Born in Olovo in 1929. Died in 1985. Graduated at Faculty of Economy in Sarajevo. He commenced his life steps as worker in company "Vaso Miskin Crni" in Sarajevo. He was general director of Railway-transporting company Sarajevo. He was elected as a president of Council of associated (amalgamated) work of SRBiH Assembly, president of Assembly of Sarajevo city, president of Executive Committee and vice-president of Organizational Committee of 14th Winter Olympic Games "Sarajevo 84". He became a member of Union Executive Council (Government) in May 1984. He was a delegate of Union Assembly (Parliament) and delegate of Assembly of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was a president of Union of Chamber of Commerce for Traffic of Yugoslavia.
Born in Sarajevo in 1927, where he finished elementary school and gymnasium. He enrolled at Faculty of Electro Engineering of Ural Industrial Institute in Sverdlovsk (Soviet Union), where he finished first year, and afterwards continued with his studies at Faculty of Electro Engineering in Belgrade, where he graduated. He worked as operative engineer and technical director in City Traffic company, and in company "Elektroprojekt" he worked on designing of electrification of mining and industrial trails. He was elected for Dean of Faculty for Electro Engineering in Sarajevo in 1967. He was an employee of "Energoinvest" as a director of Bureau for electric drive. He published greater number of expert and scientific papers and was actively involved in work of state and social institutions.
Born in Ljubuški n 1920. He participated in NOB since 1941.
He had responsible military and political duties in battalion, brigade, division and corpus. After the end of he war, he continued his activity in the Army and from 1959 until 1967 he was general director of FAMOS Sarajevo. He was elected as Sarajevo Mayor in 1967 and performed that duty for 6 years. He was general-mayor in the Army. He was a member of Republic Council, president of SUBNOR of Sarajevo, member of Presidency of RO SRVS, member of Conference and Presidency of SOFKBiH, member of Olympic Committee of WOG 84 Sarajevo, president of SRBiH Assembly, and delegate of SRBiH Assembly ad member of Delegacy in VRP of SFRJ Assembly. He performed many other responsible social political functions.
Born in Vlasenica in 1921, dies in 1973. Finished High economic school and studied at Faculty of Economy in Sarajevo. Participant of NOB from 1943. After liberation of the country, he worked in Ministry of industry and mining of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he had many responsibilities. He was a chief director of Main directorate of metal industry in BiH, director Wire and pin factory - Ali-pašin Most, and director of railway vehicles "Vaso Miskin Crni". He was elected as president of Municipality Centar and Sarajevo Mayor. He was delegate of Republic Assembly and was very engaged in social, economy and political life of Sarajevo.
Born in Breza in 1923. He attended gymnasium in Sarajevo and finished seven grades when education was interrupted because of the occupation. He was participant of NOB from 1941. Wounded on Sutjeska. After liberation of Sarajevo he was performing number of responsible political and other duties. He was elected as vice president of Sarajevo canton in 1956 and from 1963 until 1965 he was Sarajevo Mayor. He was a minister in Government of BiH and Yugoslav general consul in Germany. He graduated at Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade and worked in publishing business. He is an author of book «Ljudi smo» “We are people”) that was screened.
Born in Drvar in 1920, where he worked as worker in sawmill and as clerk. At the beginning of rebellion in 1941 he was in his home town. He participated in the battles for its liberation. During NOB he performed number of responsible political duties. After liberation of Sarajevo he was a secretary of District Committee of SKOJ. He was deputy of commander of Central Headquarter during construction of Youth railway Šamac - Sarajevo. He was trustee for state control in District Board of People. He was a president of NO Municipality Vogošæa and NO Novo Sarajevo. He was elected as a city Mayor in 1962 and after his mandate was finished he became a president of Republic Board of industry and mining workers` syndicate. He was a delegate of Assembly of BiH.
Born in Sarajevo in 1920, died in 1993. Educated in Sarajevo, where he graduated at Trade academy. He participated in NOB from the very first day. He was severely wounded and transferred to alliance hospital in Bari – Italy, where he was a hospital commissar. After liberation of Sarajevo he came to his home town. For some time he was director of people’s goods, alderman and afterwards vice president of People’s City Board. He was elected as a Mayor in 1955. He was director of Sport-cultural Center "Skenderija" for a number of years, representative of Chamber of Commerce of BiH in Mosque and afterwards, people’s delegate in Assembly of SRBiH.
Born in 1919 in Krbavica (Croatia). He came to Sarajevo in 1932 where attended crafts school at main railway workshop. From 1936 works as qualified locksmit. He was particiapnt of NOB from 1941. As memmber of ilegal Community commitee manages resistance against occupator, than act as soldier and steersman in partisan's units. During Liberty he war had many important political duties. He is coming to Sarajevo in April 1945 and acts as chief of OZIV for city of Sarajevo, than gets elected as mayor of Sarajevo. He was member of Executive council of BiH, president of Central Committe Union of Traffic and Relations in Yugoslavia, and federal people's representative. He is author of the book «War days», and had contributed to the edition of «Sarajevo in revolution» and «Sarajevo in socialistic Yugoslavia».
Born in Sarajevo in 1910, died in 1986. Mr. Èengiæ has started his education at Trade academy, but he was forced to leave it as person in need, therefore continues education to become craftsman in the field of publishing industry. He became a member of KPJ (Yugoslavian Communist Party) when he was 18 year old. In 1936 he got convicted as he took a part in workers' movement, therefore serves his punishment, imprisonment, in Sremska Mitrovica. Just after disintegration of Kingdom of Yugoslavia he is coming back to Sarajevo. Ustashas had imprisoned and convicted him, but gets saved from the prison by partisans in exchange of soldiers. He was participant of NOB from first days of 1941. He was performing serial of responsible political duties. As a mayor of Sarajevo city he was replaced in 1948 because he got in conflict with official party and state politic (Resolution of IB). He was imprisoned and sent to Goli otok.
Born in Mostar in 1889, died in Sarajevo in 1961. He was studying in Vienna and after the World War I continued and finished his study in Zagreb in 1922. He worked as professor in Mostar, Stolac, Trebinje and Sarajevo. Mr. Brkiæ had belong generation of distinguished persons from cultural and public life between two world wars. As a real patriot gets appointed as first mayor of Sarajevo city in 1945 and stays on this position until 1947. Afterwards works as professor at Higher school of pedagogy in Sarajevo. When Faculty of philosophy was established Mr. Brkiæ was elected as professor of geography at this institution. He was establisher of Geographical association BiH and in 91961 became its lifelong president of honour
Born in Sarajevo in 1898, died in 1990. He finished Shariat Gymnasium (Shariat – Islamic Law) and worked as administrator in Waqf (Vakuf). Few years later he moved to City Savings in Sarajevo where occupation found him. He was appointed as the mayor of Sarajevo city in 1942. In 1945 Military Court of Head Quarter of Sarajevo city had convicted him for 5 years of forced work and his property was confiscated. He was released after seven and half months of prison. He is leaving Sarajevo and moving to Kiseljak where stays until the end of his life and works in agriculture.
Born in Vlasenica in 1897, died in 1976. He finished lower gymnasium and school for teacher in Mostar. He was working as teacher in Rogatica. In Sarajevo he is coming as commercial expert and works in wood processing industry (saw-mill) on Pale. Very soon becomes owner of one sawmill and continues carrier in economy. He was very active member of social life of Sarajevo town and acted as president of «Country's bank», FK «SAŠK», than member of «Napredak». He was appointed as mayor in August 1941 and stayed on this function until May 1942 afterwards had returned to his previous activity in economy. In 1945 Military Court of Head Quarter of Sarajevo city convicted him for five years of forced work. After he got out from prison Mr. Demiroviæ was employed in Ministry of wood industry of BiH.
Dr. Atih Hadzikadic
Born in Derventa, in 1884. Mr. Hadžikadiæ graduated in Vienna at Faculty of philosophy and afterwards made his Ph.D. He worked as professor at High Gymnasium in Tuzla, than as school inspector of Royal administration of Drinska banovina in Sarajevo. Since 1934 he performed duty of school inspector of Ministry of trade and industry. He was people's representative also. Mr. Hadžikadiæ was appointed as mayor of Sarajevo in April 1941, but stayed on this position until August when became principal of State Trading Academy in Sarajevo. Military Court of City Quarter convicted him and convicted him and executed by hanging.
Born in Sarajevo, in 1890, died in 1943. Mr. Zlatar is coming from famous goldsmith family. He was educated in Hungarian school and gained his craft skills in Vienna at famous goldsmiths. He spoke Hungarian and German language. He came back from Vienna and continued family tradition in running goldsmith shop in Sarajevo. Mr. Zlatar became the mayor of Sarajevo in 1939 and remained on this position until 1941. He stayed famous as the first artisan who was appointed as a mayor.
Born in Sarajevo in 1882, died in 1939. Mr. Sariæ finished primary and secondary education in Sarajevo. He is finishing high education at Shariat judicial school (Islamic law) as religious judge in Sarajevo, Jajce and Prozor. Public Government of People’s Council in Sarajevo placed him for vice-president of City Council. In 1920 he became Chief in Ministry of Religions in Belgrade. He is coming back to Sarajevo in 1923 and works for a while as Islamic judge at Supreme Islamic Court and becomes principals of Religious school. Mr. Zlatar became supreme religious judge in Supreme Islamic Court in Sarajevo and stayed on this position until he became the mayor of Sarajevo. He was elected as people’s representative.
Born in Sarajevo in 1883, died in 1956. Mr. Muteveliæ finished lower gymnasium and school for teachers and therefore as teacher in Gacko, Jezero near Jajce and Sarajevo. He is coming from the oldest family in Sarajevo whose roots are coming from the first half of 16 century. As it was in tradition in his family, Mr. Muteveliæ was “mufti” (governor) of Gazi-Husref-Beg’s Waqf from 1921 until the end of his life. He was very engaged in cultural and educational institutions of Sarajevo. He was the mayor of Sarajevo city from 1929 until 1935. We remember him as prominent and authoritative person.
(1927.-1929.) i (1935.-1939.)
Born in Sarajevo in 1884, died in 1941. Mr. Bièakiæ is coming from famous trade family. He was educated in Sarajevo, where he finished mekteb and ruždiju (makteb – primary Islamic school), and attended lecturing of hadži-hafiz Sakira ef. Pandže in Atmejdanska madrasah. For a certain period of time he was very successful in trade business and in 1927 had became the only elected mayor since the end of World War I. This duty he was performing until 1935. He was friend witnessed «Narodna uzdanica» and for a five year continuously elected to the Main Committee. He was active in associations «Hurijet» and «Merhamet» also.
Dr. Ibrahim Hadziomerovic
Born in Sarajevo in 1886 where he finished Gymnasium. Mr. Hadžiomeroviæ stopped his study at Faculty of Law and started his carrier as administrator in Assembly (Sabor) for Bosnia and Herzegovina where he stayed until the beginning of World War I. He was mobilised by Austro-Hungarian Army and sent to Russian front where prisoner became. He joined Serbian army as volunteer. Few years after the war Mr. Hadžiomeroviæ is studying and graduates at Faculty of Law in Zagreb. He worked as judge at Administrative Court in Sarajevo until 1922 when became the mayor of Sarajevo city. For next five years he stayed on this position and afterwards made his Ph.D. in science of law in Zagreb. Continues his carrier as Vice-Banus of Drinska Banovina. He was retired in 1935.
Dr. Ljudevit Novat
Born in Vienna in 1871 where he finished primary, secondary and high school. Mr. Novat made his Ph.D. in science of law. He worked in Graèanica, Tuzla, Sarajevo and Vienna. Since 1900 works as political advisor at Country Government in Sarajevo where continues carrier as police senior advisor at Police directorate in Sarajevo. After the end of World War I, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians have been established and he was member of the first People's Council. After some time he was promoted into governmental advisor. He was mayor of Sarajevo city since 1920 and very educated person. He spoke German, English, Italian, Spanish and Hungarian language. Mr. Novat was retired in 1927.
The first mayor of Sarajevo city in newborn state - Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians. He comes from respectable trade family. His father, Petar Petroviæ Petraki came to Sarajevo from Korèa in Albania during the Ottomans’ rule. It is interesting that we have today very poor information about Aristotel Petroviæ. We failed in finding his photograph. Based on checked data we know that he was officer in diplomacy and worked as general consul in Moscow and Alexandria. He was mayor of Sarajevo city from 1918 until 1920. Data about his further engagement are lost. In Archive of SR Yugoslavia, in Belgrade, it is documented that he was general consul of Kingdom of Yugoslavia from 1929 until 1931. Other data are missing.
Fehim ef. Curcic
Born in Sarajevo in 1886, died in sanatorium Grummrnstain in 1916. He was working as political aspirant in administrative country service. He attended course for officers and became a spare officer. After his father died he was dedicated to management of own goods. He was elected few times for city representation and nominated as city mayor in 1910. He was on this position until 1915 when City representation got dismissed. It is interesting that Fehim Æehiæ was the last mayor of Sarajevo city during the Austro-Hungarian rule while his father Ragib efendija was the last mayor during the Turkish rule.
Born in Sarajevo in 1859. Mr. Kuloviæ is coming from one old family of janissars (Turkish soldiers). He died in 1917. Although Mr. Kuloviæ was not attending school on regularly base, he was very educated. He spoke Turkish, Arabian, Persian and French language. He was traveller, what was the way for him to expand his knowledge and education. His nationals had respected him especially from the first elections in 1884 when he was elected as municipality representative. As a young man he was engaged in political and social life of community. He was appointed as the mayor of Sarajevo city in 1905 and stayed on this position until 1910.
Nezir ef. Skaljic
Born in 1844, in Rogatica, died in 1905. After finished education he was working as judge in Rogatica, Fojnica and Srebrenica. He was president of Trade court in Sarajevo when occupation started. After occupation, which finished in 1978 Mr. Škaljiæ was judge in Sarajevo and Rogatica first, and than became Supreme court judge, member of Ulema medlise i Waqf’s Administration. He was retired in 1899 and nominated as the mayor of Sarajevo city. He translated Medžela (Turskish code) He performed revision of Turkish laws. In his place of origin, Rogatica, a beautiful waqf (district) was created as result of his work – as stated and documented in Archive of Waqf’s directorate in Sarajevo.
Mehmed-beg Kapetanovic Ljubusak
Born in Vitna near Ljubuški in 1839 and died in 1902. He finished madrasah in Ljubuški and learned oriental languages. He was kajmakam (protector) in Stolac, Ljubuški, Foèa and Trebinje from 1863 to 1876. He moved to Sarajevo in 1878 and married a girl from Mustaj-pasha Babiæ family. In the same year he was elected as chief of City and as member of Turkish Parliament in Constantinople. After occupation, until 1893 he was advisor in Government and in 1893 becomes the mayor and stays on this position until 1899 when resigns. He was collecting sayings, stories, poems and we have two of his collections published: “Narodno blago” (Treasure of people) and “Istoèno blago” (Treasure from the East). In 1981 he had established political magazine “Bošnjak”.
Born in Sarajevu in 1830. Son of Fadil-pasha Šerifoviæ. He was growing and educating in Constantinople. He was appointed as mula (protector) in Constantinople, than later in Egypt, but performed his duties through his procurator. He came to Sarajevo in 1860 and became a member of medžilisa-idare and in 1878 became the mayor of Sarajevo city until his death 1892. He was mayor for 14 years and during his mandate big changes have happened in Sarajevo city. Since 1882 he was president of Waqf’s Committee.