|Marshal of the Senate
1st Marshal of the Senate of The Third Republic of Poland
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|
Bogusław Miedziński in 1939
|Succeeded by||August Chełkowski|
|Minister of National Education|
December 23, 1991 – June 5, 1992
|Prime Minister||Jan Olszewski|
|Preceded by||Robert Głębocki|
|Succeeded by||Zdobysław Flisowski|
|Born||January 28, 1925
|Died||April 6, 2009
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".
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.
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