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politician , diplomatist

Bohdan LEWANDOWSKI, Polish politician and diplomatist. Gold Cross of Merit; Order of Polonia Restituta; Order of Banner of Labour (2nd Class). Policy Board, Inter-Action Council since 1984; Governing Council, Center for Institute Studies, New York University School of Law since 1982; Polish Association of Friends of Club of Rome since 1986; Civic Committee Solidarity since 1988; Club of Modem Liberals 1990.


Lewandowski, Bohdan was born on June 29, 1926 in Poland. Son of Zygmunt and Stefania (Vekier) Lewandowski.


Consular & Diplomacy School, Academy of Political Science Poland. Institute, Institution of Political Science, University of Warsaw, Master of Arts. Spoken languages: Polish, English, Russian, German, French.


With Minister Foreign Affairs, Warsaw, 1945-1946, Polish Consulates, Pittsburgh, Chicago, 1946, Polish Embassy, Washington, 1946-1948, head North America section, 1951-1956, deputy director department for United Kingdom and Americans, 1956-1960, director policy planning, 1966-1967, director general, 1971-1972. Representative security council United Nations, 1960, permanent representative Poland, 1960-1966. Chairman Economic 2d Commission General Assembly, 1962, representative from Poland to General Assemblies United Nations, 1950-1971, under-secretary-general, New York City, 1972-1982, senior adviser to administrator of development program, since 1983.

Member policy board Interaction Council New York City and Milano, since 1984. Consultant Aspen Institute Humanistic Studies, New York City, since 1983. Member governing council Center International Studies, New York University, since 1983.

Regents professor University California, San Diego, 1984. Visiting professor Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Austria, winter 1984, 85, 87, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, spring 1986, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, spring 1988, spring and fall 1989, 90, spring 1992, Utah State University, 1991.


  • Other Work

    • Polska w Organizacji Narodow Zjednoczonych 1970, Rola Organizacji Narodow Zjednoczonych w utrzymaniu miedzynarodowego pokoju i bezpieczeiistwa 1971, Organizacja Narodow Zjednoczonych we wspdtczesnym swiecie 1972.


Policy Board, Inter-Action Council since 1984. Governing Council, Center for Institute Studies, New York University School of Law since 1982. Polish Association of Friends of Club of Rome since 1986.

Civic Committee Solidarity since 1988. Club of Modem Liberals 1990.


  • Other Interests

    Diplomacy, indl aff; classical music, theater, swimming.


Married Helen M. Harris, November 7, 1948 (seperated 1980). Children: Eliza, Nina.

Zygmunt Lewandowski

Stefania (Vekier) Lewandowski

Helen M. Harris

Eliza Lewandowski

Nina Lewandowski