Michael Kwapiszewski Edit Profile
Educated High School, Warsaw, 1902. Imperial College of Tsarskoe Selo (Russia), 1905. University of Kharkoff, 1905-1907.
University of Warsaw, 1907-1909. Royal Technology College, 1909-1912.
Called in 1916 by Honorary Ignace Jan Paderewski to collaborate with him in United States of America in his work for Poland. After restoration of Poland was appointed counselor of Polish Legation in Washington, remaining until 1923. Recalled to Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw, appointed Chief of Division of Americas and Far East.
Polish envoy to Norway, 1924-1927. Envoy to Jugoslavia, 1928-1929. Sent to establish first diplomatic relation with government of Union of South Africa, Capetown, 1929-1930.
With Polish Delegation to Disarmament Conference, Geneva, 1932. Special mission to United States of America, 1932-1935. Resigned from diplomatic service, 1935, to devote his time to promotion of closer relations between United States of America, and Poland, as vice-president and general manager of Polish American Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, and vice-president Polish-American Society High Commissioner for Polish participation at New York World’s Fair, 1939.
Returned to Foreign Service of Poland, December 1939. Counselor of Polish Embassy in Washington with title of Member of Parliament and Electrical Engineer since 1939. Decorations: Order of Polonia Restituta, Polish medal of merit, Grand Officer of Norwegian St. Olaf’s Order.
Grand Officer of Jugoslav Order of St. Sava, etc.
Married Clara Swenson, August 16, 1913.