Andrzej Stelmachowski

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Andrzej Stelmachowski
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Marshal of the Senate
1st Marshal of the Senate of The Third Republic of Poland
In office
November 22, 1989 – November 26, 1991
President Wojciech Jaruzelski, Lech Wałęsa
Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki
Deputy Zofia Kuratowska, Andrzej Ślisz, Andrzej Wielowieyski
Preceded by Vacant
Bogusław Miedziński in 1939
Succeeded by August Chełkowski
Minister of National Education
In office
December 23, 1991 – June 5, 1992
President Lech Wałęsa
Prime Minister Jan Olszewski
Preceded by Robert Głębocki
Succeeded by Zdobysław Flisowski
Personal details
Born January 28, 1925
Poznań, Poland
Died April 6, 2009
Warsaw, Poland
Profession Academician

Andrzej Stelmachowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈand.ʐɛj stɛlmaˈxɔfskʲi], January 28, 1925, Poznań – April 6, 2009, Warsaw) was a Polish academic and politician.

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Stelmachowski was a member of Armia Krajowa, the Polish resistance during Second World War. A Lawyer, professor of University of Wrocław (from 1962) and University of Warsaw (from 1967), he was a Solidarity advisor in 1980 and took part in the Polish Round Table Agreement. He also served as Marshal of the Senate (1989–1991), Minister of Education (1991–1992), and presidential advisor from (2007–2009). In his advisory capacity he suggested doing away with the secrecy of the Union of Solidarity; his idea was to "break away" and "create open structures as much as possible".[1]

Stelmachowski was the founder and then president of Stowarzyszenie "Wspólnota Polska", serving until 11 May 2008.

Stelmachowski died on April 6, 2009. The Polish President Lech Kaczynski expressed his condolences to family and friends as did politicians from across the political spectrum in Poland, end representatives of Polish emigrant organizations in Belarus, Lithuania and United States.[2]

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