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Leo Winter, Czechoslovakian Statesman, Dies at 59

Leo Winter, noted Social-Democratic leader and Czechoslovakian statesman, died here yesterday. He was 59 years old.

Winter was born in 1876 in Hroby on the Tabor, in Bohemia. In 1907 he was elected to the Austrian parliament, and served two terms as its youngest member. Following the establishment of the Czechoslovakian Republic, he became its first Minister of Social Security. He also held many cabinet posts in later years. He was the sponsor of the Czechoslovakian social security legislation.