Grażyna Gęsicka

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Grażyna Gęsicka
Minister of Regional Development
In office
31 October 2005 – 7 September 2007
Succeeded by Jarosław Kaczyński
Minister of Regional Development
In office
11 September 2007 – 16 November 2007
Preceded by Jarosław Kaczyński
Succeeded by Elżbieta Bieńkowska
Personal details
Born ( 1951 -12-13)13 December 1951
Warsaw, Poland
Died 10 April 2010(2010-04-10) (aged 58)
Smolensk, Russia
Political party Law and Justice

Grażyna Gęsicka (13 December 1951 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish sociologist and politician and a former (2006 - 2007) minister of Regional Development in Marcinkiewicz's and Jarosław Kaczyński's government. From 2009 until her death she was the leader of Law and Justice parliamentary caucus.

Grażyna Gęsicka tomb in Powązki (2011)

She was born in Warsaw. In 1974 she graduated from Warsaw University's Institute of Sociology and in 1985 received her doctorate.

She was a former member of the Polish Sociological Society and the Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Francaise.

She was a speaker of English and French.

She 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.[2] On 25 April, she was buried in the Smolensk Cemetery Headquarters Military Cemetery in Warsaw.

On 16 April 2010, Gęsicka was posthumously awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.