Aleksander Prystor

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Aleksander Prystor
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Aleksander Prystor
Prime Minister of Poland
In office
27 May 1931 – 9 May 1933
Preceded by Walery Sławek
Succeeded by Janusz Jędrzejewicz
Marshall of the Polish Senate
In office
4 October 1935 – 17 November 1938
Preceded by Władysław Raczkiewicz
Succeeded by Bogusław Miedziński
Personal details
Born Aleksander Błażej Prystor
(1874-01-02)2 January 1874
Wilno, Russian Empire
Died 1941 (aged 66–67)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Resting place Powązki Cemetery (symbolic)
Nationality Polish
Political party Polish Socialist Party
Occupation Politician, soldier
Religion Roman Catholicism

Aleksander Błażej Prystor (Polish: [alɛˈksandɛr ˈprɨstɔr]; 1874–1941) was a Polish politician, soldier and activist who served as Prime Minister of Poland from 1931 to 1933.

He was a member of the Combat Organization of the Polish Socialist Party and in 1908 took part in the Bezdany raid.

Between 1912 and 1917 he spent in Russian prisons before being released in 1917. In March 1917 he joined Polish Military Organisation. After independce he became secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. He fought as a volunteer in the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920. He worked for few ministries (Labour, Industry and Commerce)

Between 1931 and 1933 he served as Prime Minister of Poland. After that he became the Marshal of the Polish Senate 1935-1938.

After the Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939, he fled to neutral Lithuania. After Lithuania was annexed by the USSR he was arrested in June 1940 by the NKVD; he died in 1941 (the date is not known) in the prison hospital of the Butyrka prison in Moscow.[1]

Honours and awards[edit]


  1. ^ Piotrowski, Jacek (1994). Aleksander Prystor 1874-1941. Zarys biografii politycznej. Wrocław: Instytut Historyczny Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego. pp. 148–149. ISBN 83-85689-55-9. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Walery Sławek
Prime Minister of Poland
Succeeded by
Janusz Jędrzejewicz