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Zbigniew Messner

economist , politician

Zbigniew MESSNER, Polish economist and politician. Order of Banner of Labour (1st Class); Medal 1973; Award Meritorious Teacher of People's Poland 1974; Order of Friendship of Nations Star (G.


MESSNER, Zbigniew was born on March 13, 1929 in Stryj. Son of Henryk Messner and Bronislawa Messner.


Graduate, Higher School of Economics, Katowice, 1951. M. Economics, Higher School of Economics, Cracow, 1952. Doctor Economics, Higher School of Economics, Cracow, 1961.

Doctor Habilitatis, Higher School of Economics, Cracow, 1969.


Teacher Higher School of Economics (now Economics Academy), Katowice, Assistant 54, lecturer 1954-1968, Assistant Professor 1968-1972, Extraordinary Professor 197277, Ordinary Professor since 1977, Pro-Rector 1968-1975, Rector 1975-1982. Director Institute of Data Processing Organizations 1972-1977. President Main Board 1971-1981.

Chairman Voivodship National Council, Katowice 1980-1983. Chairman Council of Ministers 1983-1985, Chairman 1985-1988. Deputy Chairman Commission, for Economics Reform 1984-1985, Chair 1986-1988.

Deputy to Seym 1985-1989. Deputy Chairman Main Council, Polish Economics Society. Honorary degree (Martin Luther University, Halle) 1986.

Numerous; Teacher of People's Poland 1974, Honorary Miner of Polish People's Republic 1983, Gold.


  • Extraordinary professor of economics 1972, ordinary professor economics 1977.


Polish Economics Society. Polish United Workers’ Party (PZPR) 1953-1990, member PZPR Town Committee, Katowice 1975-1981, First Secretary PZPR Voivodship Committee, Katowice 1982-1983, member PZPR Central Committee 1981-1990, member Political Bureau of PZPR Central Committee 1981-1988, member PZPR Central Committee Commission, for Investigation into Social Conflicts in the History of Polish People's Republic 1981-1983. Council of State 1988-1989.


  • Other Interests



Married Irena Domariska in 1950.

Henryk Messner

Bronislawa Messner

Irena Domariska