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Wojciech Jaruzelski, army officer, Polish government official. Decorations include Order of Builders of People's Poland, Order of Banner of Labour (1st class), Knight's Cross of Order of Polonia Restituta, Silver Cross of Virtuti Militari and Cross of Valour, Medal of 30th Anniversary of People's Poland, Order of Red Banner (Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics), Order of Lenin, others.


JARUZELSKI, Wojciech was born on July 6, 1923 in Kurow, Lublin Voivodship.


Infantry Officers’ School and Karol Swierczewski General Staff Academy, War saw.


Served with Polish Armed Forces in Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and Poland, 1943-1945. Various Senior Army posts, 1945-1965. Chief of Central Political Department of Armed Forces, 1960-1965, chief general staff, 1965-1968.

Deputy minister of National Defense, 1962-1968, minister, 1968-1983. Supreme Commander armed forces during Wartime, since 1983. Chairman National Defense Committee, 1983-1990, premier, 1981-1985, brigadier general 1956, division general, 1960, general arms, 1968, general of army, 1973.

Member Polish United Workers' Party Central Committee, 1964-1990, member Political Bureau, 1971-1989. 1st secretary, 1981-1989. Deputy to Seym, 1961, 85.

Vice president Chief Council of Union of Fighters for Freedom and Democracy, 1972-1989. Chairman Military Council National Salvation, 1981-1983. Member presidium All-Poland Committee National Unity Front, 1981-1983.

Provisional member National Council Patriotic Movement for National Rebirth, 1982-1983, member, 1983-1989. President Republic of Poland, 1989-1990.


Polish United Workers’ (PZPR) 1948-1990, member PZPR Party Cen! Committee 1964-1989, member Political Bureau 1971-1989. Presidium All-Poland Committee of National Unity Front 1981-1983, Provisional National Council of Patriotic Movement for National Rebirth (PRON) 1982-1983, member National Council PRON 1983-1989.


  • Other Interests

    Literature, history, skiing, horse-riding and walking.


Married Barbara Jaruzelski. 1 child, Monika.

Barbara Jaruzelski

Monika Jaruzelski