Franciszek Januszewski

Born in 1886. From 1905 active in the Polish Socialist Party. Faced with imminent imprisonment, he emigrated to the U.S.A in 1907. There he joined the Falcons, in Cleveland, Ohio where he finished the Business College, and then moved to Chicago where he was active in the National Defense Committee. In 1912 he moved to Detroit where he worked as advertising agent for the Polish Daily, becoming its owner in 1930. After the outbreak of World war II he was an active supporter of Polish independence. He became president of the National Committee of Americans of Polish Descent until 1946. He was a co-founder of the Pilsudski Institute in 1943 and became its first president (1943-44) Elected president again in 1951, he died in 1953.

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