Krzysztof Putra

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Krzysztof Putra
Krzysztof Putra Kancelaria Senatu 2005.JPG
Vice-Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland
In office
October 27, 2005 – November 5, 2007
Served alongside: Ryszard Legutko, Maciej Płażyński, Marek Ziółkowski
Preceded by Jolanta Danielak, Kazimierz Kutz, Ryszard Jarzembowski
Succeeded by Krystyna Bochenek, Janusz Ziółkowski
Vice-Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland
In office
November 6, 2007
Serving alongside: Jarosław Kalinowski, Stefan Niesiołowski, Jerzy Szmajdziński – April 10, 2010
Preceded by Janusz Dobrosz, Jarosław Kalinowski, Bronisław Komorowski, Wojciech Olejniczak, Genowefa Wiśniowska
Member of the Sejm
In office
5 November 2007 – 10 April 2010
Constituency 24 – Białystok
Personal details
Born July 4, 1957
Józefowo, Poland
Died 10 April 2010 (aged 52)
Smolensk, Russia
Political party Law and Justice
Other political
Centre Agreement (1990–2001)
Spouse(s) Elżbieta Putra
Profession Worker, Politician

Krzysztof Jakub Putra (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkʂɨʂtɔf ˈputra], July 4, 1957 – April 10, 2010) was a Polish politician, a member of the Law and Justice (PiS). He served as a Deputy of the Senate Marshal from October 27, 2005 until November 4, 2007. He later became a Sejm member (from November 5) and PiS candidate for Sejm Marshal.

Putra was born in Józefowo, Suwałki County. He was a grandson of Aleksander Putra, who served as Sejm Member before World War II from Polish People's Party.

A member of Solidarity during Communist rule, he was a worker in Białystok from 1975 to 1994. He was also a Sejm Member (Contract Sejm) from Solidarity (1989–1991). Later he was elected from Centre Agreement and was one of the founder of Law and Justice in 2001. He is known as one of the Party leader, in addition to serve as party leader in his home Podlaskie Voivodeship.

As one of the Deputies of the Senate Marshal he was regarded as a de facto leader of the upper house.

He was picked by the Law and Justice and their candidate for Sejm Marshal. However, he lost soundly to Civic Platform's majority nominee Bronisław Komorowski. His candidature was viewed as a political demonstration.

However, a day later he was elected one of the Vice-Marshals.

He was married and had eight children.

He was listed on the flight manifest[1] of the Tupolev Tu-154 of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment carrying the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński which crashed near Smolensk-North airport near Pechersk near Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010, killing all aboard.

On 16 April 2010, Putra was posthumously awarded the Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta and on April 20, 2010 he was buried at St. Roch's Church in Białystok.


This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2007-10-10 of the equivalent article on the Polish Wikipedia.