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Wiesław Marian Chrzanowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈvʲɛswaf xʂaˈnɔfskʲi], 20 December 1923 – 29 April 2012) was a Polish politician and lawyer; from 1991 to 1993 he was Sejm Marshal.[1] He was a recipient of the Order of the White Eagle.[2]

Wiesław Chrzanowski
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Marshal of the Sejm
1st Marshal of the Sejm of The Third Republic of Poland
In office
24 November 1991 – 14 October 1993
PresidentLech Wałęsa
Prime MinisterJan Krzysztof Bielecki
Jan Olszewski
Waldemar Pawlak
Hanna Suchocka
Preceded byMikołaj Kozakiewicz
Succeeded byJózef Oleksy
Personal details
Wiesław Marian Chrzanowski

(1923-12-20)20 December 1923
Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
Died29 April 2012(2012-04-29) (aged 88)
Political partyChristian National Union

Chrzanowski was born and died in Warsaw, Poland. During World War II he was a member of the Polish anti-Nazi resistance organization, the Home Army.[2] He finished a law degree at a secret underground university in 1945.[2] During the second half of the 1970s he became associated with the opposition to the communist government in Poland.[2] He helped to draft the statutes establishing the Solidarity trade union and later was the lawyer which guided the legal registration process of the organization.[2] In 1989 he founded the Christian National Union (ZChN), party he chaired to 1994.


  1. ^ Posłowie I kadencji 1991 - 1993 (Delegates of 1st Session, 1991-1993), Sejm of Poland, [1]
  2. ^ a b c d e "Prof. Wiesław Chrzanowski w Kapitule Orła Białego", Gazeta Wyborcza, 2007-05-17, archived from the original on 2012-04-05, retrieved 2010-03-07

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