Edward Osóbka-Morawski

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Edward Osóbka-Morawski
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Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
1st Prime Minister of Communist Poland
In office
31 December 1944 – 5 February 1947
President Bolesław Bierut
Vice PM Władysław Gomułka, Stanisław Mikołajczyk
Preceded by Tomasz Arciszewski (in exile)
Succeeded by Józef Cyrankiewicz
Personal details
Born 5 October 1909
Bliżyn, then Russian Empire, now Poland
Died 9 January 1997 (aged 87)
Warsaw, Poland

Edward Osóbka-Morawski ['edvart ɔˈsupka mɔˈrafskʲi] ( ) (5 October 1909 – 9 January 1997) was a Polish activist in PPS before World War II, and after the Soviet takover of Poland, Chairman of the Communist interim government called the Polish Committee of National Liberation (Polski Komitet Wyzwolenia Narodowego) formed in Lublin with Stalin's approval and backing.

In October 1944, Osóbka-Morawski was given the role of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Agriculture. Several months later, in June 1945, he was appointed as Prime Minister of the Provisional Government of National Unity (Tymczasowy Rząd Jedności Narodowej), in office until February 1947. In 1949, at the advent of Stalinism in Poland he was fired from his new job of the Minister of Public Administration for "deviationist" tendencies in spite of having been a devout Stalinist. He was admitted to the communist party (PZPR) during the Polish October revolution of 1956. He worked as a party official throughout most of his life in the People's Republic of Poland prior to the collapse of the Soviet empire, and in 1990 attempted to recreate the old PPS however unsuccessfully. He died at Warsaw in 1997.[1][2]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Edward Osóbka-Morawski. The Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland. Warsaw, 2011.
  2. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths OSOBKA-MORAWSKI, EDWARD". The New York Times. 12 January 1997. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Tomasz Arciszewski
(Prime Minister of the Polish Republic in Exile)
 
Prime Minister of Poland
1944–1947
Succeeded by
Józef Cyrankiewicz