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
PresidentWojciech Jaruzelski, Lech Wałęsa
Prime MinisterTadeusz Mazowiecki, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki
DeputyZofia Kuratowska, Andrzej Ślisz, Andrzej Wielowieyski
Preceded byVacant
Bogusław Miedziński in 1939
Succeeded byAugust Chełkowski
Minister of National Education
In office
December 23, 1991 – June 5, 1992
PresidentLech Wałęsa
Prime MinisterJan Olszewski
Preceded byRobert Głębocki
Succeeded byZdobysław Flisowski
Personal details
BornJanuary 28, 1925
Poznań, Poland
DiedApril 6, 2009
Warsaw, Poland
ProfessionAcademician

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

Life[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20081121212526/http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1409&fuseaction=va2.document&identifier=5034D31D-96B6-175C-92EC5E5E6FDDCBE0&sort=Subject&item=Glasnost. Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2009-04-07. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Zmarl Andrzej Stelmachowski", Wprost24