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Alfred Jahn

geography educator

Alfred Jahn was Polish geography educator. Member Polish Academy of Sciences, Pax Christi.

Background

Jahn, Alfred was born on April 22, 1915 in Lvov, Poland. Son of Fryderyk and Helen (Jaworska) Jahn.

Education

Doctor of Science, University Lvov, 1939. Doctor honoris causa, University Wroclaw, Poland, 1985. Doctor honoris causa, University Lublin, Poland, 1987.

Doctor honoris causa, University Poznan, Poland, 1990. Doctor honoris causa, University Lvov, Ukraine, 1999.

Career

Assistant Geography Institute, University Lvov, 1937-1941. Lecturer University Lublin, 1945-1949. Professor geography University Wroclaw, 1950-1985, rector, 1962-1968.

Member 20 polar expeditions to Greenland, Alaska, Siberia, Spitzbergen, 1937-1986.

Membership

Member Polish Academy of Sciences, Pax Christi.

Connections

Married Maria Szaynowska, August 3, 1940. Children: Jadwiga, Maria.

father:
Fryderyk Jahn

mother:
Helen (Jaworska) Jahn

spouse:
Maria Szaynowska

children:
Jadwiga Jahn

Maria Jahn