Aleksander Skrzyński

Aleksander Józef Skrzyński (Polish pronunciation: [alɛˈksandɛr ˈskʂɨɲskʲi]; 19 March 1882 – 25 September 1931) was a Polish politician, from Zagórzany, Gorlice, Galicia, who served as the 13th Prime Minister of Poland from 1925 to 1926.

Aleksander Skrzyński
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13th Prime Minister of Poland
12th Prime Minister of the Second Republic of Poland
In office
20 November 1925 – 5 May 1926
PresidentStanisław Wojciechowski
Preceded byWładysław Grabski
Succeeded byWincenty Witos
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
27 July 1924 – 5 May 1926
Prime MinisterWładysław Grabski
Himself
Preceded byMaurycy Zamoyski
Succeeded byKajetan Dzierżykraj-Morawski
In office
16 December 1922 – 26 May 1923
Prime MinisterWładysław Sikorski
Preceded byGabriel Narutowicz
Succeeded byMarian Seyda
Personal details
Born
Aleksander Józef Skrzyński

19 March 1882[1]
Zagórzany, Gorlice County
Died25 September 1931[1]
Łąkociny, Poland
Political partyStronnictwo Prawicy Narodowej

He was the first Polish Ambassador to Romania (accredited in 1919), and played a significant part in the negotiations that led to the Polish-Romanian Alliance. Later, he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland for two terms, from 1922 to 1923, and from 1924 to 1926.

Shortly after leaving office, he engaged in a duel with Stanisław Szeptycki, in which Skrzynski refused to fire. He was killed in a car accident at Łąkociny, Poland.[2]

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Further readingEdit

  • (in Polish) Piotr Stefan Wandycz. Aleksander Skrzyński : minister spraw zagranicznych II Rzeczypospolitej. Warszawa: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych, 2006. ISBN 978-83-89607-40-9
Political offices
Preceded by
Gabriel Narutowicz
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
1922–1923
Succeeded by
Marian Seyda
Preceded by
Maurycy Zamoyski
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
1924–1926
Succeeded by
Kajetan Dzierżykraj-Morawski
Preceded by
Władysław Grabski
Prime Minister of Poland
1925–1926
Succeeded by
Wincenty Witos