Wiesław Chrzanowski

Wiesław Chrzanowski
Marshal of the Sejm
1st Marshal of the Sejm of The Third Republic of Poland
In office
24 November 1991  14 October 1993
President Lech Wałęsa
Prime Minister Jan Krzysztof Bielecki
Jan Olszewski
Waldemar Pawlak
Hanna Suchocka
Preceded by Mikołaj Kozakiewicz
Succeeded by Józef Oleksy
Personal details
Born Wiesław Marian Chrzanowski
(1923-12-20)20 December 1923
Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
Died 29 April 2012(2012-04-29) (aged 88)
Political party Christian National Union
Profession Lawyer
Religion Christianity (Roman Catholic Church)

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]

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 statues 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,
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Prof. Wiesław Chrzanowski w Kapitule Orła Białego", Gazeta Wyborcza, 2007-05-17,
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