Leopold Skulski

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Leopold Skulski
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Leopold Skulski
Prime Minister of Poland
3rd Prime Minister of the Second Republic of Poland
In office
13 December 1919 – 9 June 1920
Preceded by Ignacy Paderewski
Succeeded by Władysław Grabski
Minister of Interior of Poland
In office
24 July 1920 – 28 June 1921
Preceded by Józef Kuczyński
Succeeded by Władysław Raczkiewicz
Personal details
Born (1877-11-15)15 November 1877
Zamość, Russian Empire
Died 1940 (aged 62–63)
Brest, Soviet Union
Nationality Polish
Political party Polish People's Party "Piast"
Occupation Politician, chemist
Religion Roman Catholicism

Leopold Skulski (Polish pronunciation: [lɛˈɔpɔlt ˈskulskʲi]; 15 November 1878, Zamość – after 1939, likely in 1940) was prime minister of Poland from 1919 to 1920.

He was involved in politics from at least the mid 1910s, and served as mayor of Łódź between 1917 an 1919. He became a deputy in the Polish parliament (Sejm) after the 1919 elections, and on 13 December 1919 he became the Prime Minister of Poland. His government resigned on 9 June, in the aftermath of the failure of the Kiev Offensive and the success of the Bolshevik counteroffensive. He was also the Minister of Internal Affairs under the government of Wincenty Witos (from 24 July 1920 to 28 June 1921). He was a member of the State Tribunal of Poland from 1925. President of the Polish Radio in the 1930s, he did not take an active role in political life in the last decade of his life.

During the Invasion of Poland he was arrested in Pińsk by the Soviet NKVD; shortly thereafter he died in the NKVD prison in Brest.

Political offices
Preceded by
Ignacy Paderewski
Prime Minister of Poland
Succeeded by
Władysław Grabski