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prof. Wiesław Chrzanowski Honorary Citizen of Warsaw

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Wiesław Chrzanowski, (born in 1923 - died in 2012)
Honorary Citizen of Warsaw since May 2007
Professor Wiesław Chrzanowski – born on 20 December 1923 in Warsaw – soldier of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa) who fought in the Warsaw Uprising, politician, member of the Christian National Union (ZChN), Member of Parliament (first term), Minister of Justice and Attorney General in 1991, Marshal of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland, senator (fourth term). He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. During World War 2 he fought in the ranks of the Home Army. During the Warsaw Uprising he was a soldier in the “Harnaś” battalion. After the war he was active in conspiracy independence movements, including the National Party (Stronnictwo Narodowe) and the All-Polish Youth (Młodzież Wszechpolska). In the years 1948-1955 he was imprisoned by the Communist authorities. In the times of the People’s Republic of Poland he cooperated with the Primate of Poland Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński. He is a Professor at the Catholic University of Lublin, where he lectures in law. Since 1980 he has been an advisor of NSZZ “Solidarność,” whose statute he co-authored. In 2005 he was awarded the Order of the White Eagle.