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Kazimierz Antoni Duchowski


Kazimierz Antoni Duchowski was Polish diplomat. Recipient Golden Cross of Merit, President Poland, Warsaw, 1975, Merited to the Diplomatic and Consular Service, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Warsaw, 1982, Cavalier Cross, President of Poland, 1981, Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Resituta, President Poland, 2005; commander Royal Oder of Sahametrei, King of Cambodia. Member Lawyers' Organization Costa Rica (honorary).


Duchowski, Kazimierz Antoni was born on October 11, 1936 in Smardzewice, Poland. Son of Antoni and Józefa (Skladowska) Duchowski.


Master of Arts in International Law, Main School Foreign Service, Warsaw, Poland, 1960. Postgraduate, Main School Planning and Statistics, Warsaw, Poland, 1966. Postgraduate, London School of Economics & Political Science, 1965.

Postgraduate, Academy International Law, Hague, The Netherlands, 1973.


Interpreter of English, International Commission for Supervision and Control Indochina, 1957-1959. Head foreign section Ministry Higher Education, Warsaw, 1960-1964. Adviser cultural cooperation department Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1966-1967.

Deputy director Polish Cultural Institute, London, 1967-1972. Head British section Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1972-1975. 1st secretary Polish Embassy, Washington, 1975-1979.

Head North America section Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1979-1982. Minister-counsellor Polish Embassy, London, 1982-1987. Deputy director department western Europe, Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1987, director department Americans, 1988-1991.

Ambassador to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Guatemala, Belize Costa Rica, Honduras, 1991-1996. Director, chief inspector foreign service Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1996-1998. Charge d'affaires ambassador ad personam Embassy of Poland in Cambodia, 1999—2002, ambassador extraordinary, plenipotentiary, 2002—2005.

Retired, 2005.


Member Lawyers' Organization Costa Rica (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, swimming, books on international affairs.


Married Teresa Barbara Pelka, July 16, 1960.

Antoni Duchowski

Józefa (Skladowska) Duchowski

Teresa Barbara Pelka