CREATORS OF NEW ROMANIA
(b. August 3, 1865, Storojineț, Ukraine – d. October 19, 1924, Cernăuți, Ukraine)
Iancu Flondor was a prominent politician and a lawyer. From aristocratic descent, he studied in Cernăuți and in Vienna, where he received a doctorate in Law. He became involved in political activity as soon as he returned to Bukovina, becoming one of the most important Romanian leaders of the time.
The objective he pursued with perseverance was the unification of Bukovina with Romania. As a distinguished member of the Romanian National Party of Bukovina and eventually as its leader, he conducted intense political activity among the peasants. In his opinion, this amorphous mass, once awakened, could be a decisive factor in achieving his unionist goal.
Thanks to these qualities, he was elected President of the National Council, the representative forum of Bukovina, after the National Assembly of the province decided the unification with Romania on October 14, 1918. He was also the first head of the Romanian government of Bukovina. He was the leader who announced King Ferdinand I about the decision of the General Congress on ‘the unconditional and eternal union of Bukovina in its historical boundaries with the Kingdom of Romania.’ 
Along with Ion Nistor, Metropolitan Vladimir of Repta and other leaders, he handed the Declaration of Union to King Ferdinand I.
 Ioan Scurtu, The History of the Romanians during the Four Kings (1866-1947), vol. II, Ferdinand I, 3rd edition (Bucharest: Encyclopaedic Publishing House, 2010), p. 71.