YOYNE SHAPIRO (b. 1880)
He was born in Malyat (Molėtai), Lithuania. In 1889 he moved with his parents to Vilna. He was one of the founders of the Jewish Democratic Party in Vilna, and 1919-1927 he was a representative on the Vilna city administration. He was a cofounder of Vilner tog (Vilna day), for which he wrote articles on economic and social issues, as well as feature pieces on Jewish ways of life in Poland. He contributed to Zalmen Reyzen’s Pinkes (Records) with articles on the Jewish economic position in central Lithuania.
Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.