Andrzej Stelmachowski

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

Andrzej Stelmachowski
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Marshal of the Senate
In office
22 November 1989 – 26 November 1991
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byAugust Chełkowski
Minister of National Education
In office
23 December 1991 – 5 June 1992
PresidentLech Wałęsa
Prime MinisterJan Olszewski
Preceded byRobert Głębocki
Succeeded byZdobysław Flisowski
Personal details
Born28 January 1925
Poznań, Poland
Died6 April 2009 (2009-04-07) (aged 84)
Warsaw, Poland


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 6 April 2009. The Polish President Lech Kaczynski expressed his condolences to family and friends as did politicians from across the political spectrum in Poland, representatives of Polish emigrant organizations in Belarus, Lithuania and United States.[2]

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  1. ^ Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2009-04-07. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Zmarl Andrzej Stelmachowski", Wprost24