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Florian Siwicki

minister of defense of Poland

Florian Siwicki, minister of defense of Poland. Decorated Polish & Foreign; recipient Order of Builders of People's Poland, Order of Banner of Labour (1st and 2d class), Order of Lenin, 1984, Grunwald Cross (1st class).


Siwicki, Florian was born on January 10, 1925 in Luck, Poland.


Graduate, Polish officers' School, Ryazan, 1943. Graduate, General Staff Academy of Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1956.


Worked in USSR 1940-1943. In Red Army 1943; volunteer, Tadeusz Kosciuszko First Infantry Division 1943. Commander of subunit, subsequently lecturer Tadeusz Kosciuszko Infantry Officers’ School, worked in cen. insts. of Ministry of National Defence, commdr. different tactical units.

Mil., Air and Naval Attache of Embassy in People's Republic of China 63. Chief of Staff, Silesian Mil. District 1963-1968, District Commander 1968-1971.

1st Deputy Chief of General Staff of Polish Armed Forces 1971-1973. Chief of General Staff, Deputy Minister of National Defence 1973-1983, Minister of National Defence 1983-1990. Deputy member PZPR Central Committee 1969-1975.

Deputy to Sejm 1976-1989.


Volunteer Tadeusz Kosciuszko First Infantry Division, 1943. Member Military Council of National Salvation, 1981—1983, General of Army, 1984, Polish Workers' Party, 1945—1948, Polish United Workers' Party, since 1948. Deputy member Central Committee, 1969—1975, member, since 1975.

Alternate member Political Bureau Central Committee, 1981—1986, member, since 1986. Deputy to Seym, 1976—1989.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, sport, hunting.