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Henryk Samsonowicz

historian , politician

Henryk SAMSONOWICZ, Polish politician and historian. Gold Cross of Merit; Medal, Officier Legion d'honneur. Warsaw University since 1950; Civic Committee attached to Lech Walesa, Chair, of Solidarity Industry Self-governing Trade Union; group for political reforms and team for science, education and tech, progress February-April 1989; Polish Historical Society.

Background

Samsonowicz, Henryk was born on January 23, 1930 in Warsaw, Poland. Son of Jan and Henryka (Krukowska).

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Warsaw, 1980. Doctor honoris causa, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 1981. Doctor honoris causa, High School Education, Krakow, 1996.

Doctor honoris causa, High School Education, Torun, 1997.

Career

Lecturer 1950-1960, Assistant Professor 1960-1971, Professor, History Institute since 1971, Rector 1980-1982. Attached to Lech Walesa, Chair, of Solidarity Industry Self-governing Trade Union, Chairman Science and Education Commission since 1988. Participant Round Table plenary debates.

Minister of National Education 1989-1991. Chairman General Board 1977-1982, Society for Advancement and Propagation of Sciences 1980-1985. Commander’s Cross of Polonia Restituta.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Republic of Nobles, 1984, East-Central Europe in Transition, 1986. Author: Studien uber Danziger Kapital, 1972, Miasta Polskie, 1987, Polens Platz in Europe, 1996.

Membership

Warsaw University since 1950. Civic Committee attached to Lech Walesa, Chair, of Solidarity Industry Self-governing Trade Union. Group for political reforms and team for science, education and tech, progress February-April 1989.

Polish Historical Society.

Connections

Son of; married Agnieszka Lechowska, January 20, 1951. Children: Anna, January.

father:
Jan Son

mother:
Henryka (Krukowska) Son

spouse:
Agnieszka Lechowska

children:
Anna Samsonowicz

January Samsonowicz