Presidents of the Institute

 

List of all presidents of the Institute

 

1943 – 1944

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Franciszek Januszewski (1886–1953)

– see WHO WAS WHO - Founders.

1944 – 1951

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Stefan Łodzieski (1882–1851)

– see WHO WAS WHO - Founders.

1951 – 1953

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Franciszek Januszewski – (second term)

1954 – 1955

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Ignacy Nurkiewicz (1887–1972)

– see WHO WAS WHO - Founders.

1955 – 1961

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Henryk Korab-Janiewicz (1887–1971) – Member of the Riflemen’s Association and the Polish Military Organization, veteran of the 1920 war. Since 1928 a resident of the U.S.A.

1961 – 1962

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Władysław Bortnowski (1891–1966) – Member of the Polish Legion and officer of the First Brigade; veteran of the 1920 war. In 1939, General Bortnowski commanded the „Pomorze” army. Taken prisoner by the Germans, he came to London after the war; he was the founder and first president of the Pilsudski Institute in London. From 1954 he lived in the U.S.A

1962 – 1965

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Henryk Korab-Janiewicz – (second term)

1965 – 1966

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Ignacy Nurkiewicz – (second term)

1966 – 1969

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Henryk Korab-Janiewicz – (third term)

1969 – 1972

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Wiesław Domaniewski (1896–1992) – Member of the Polish Military Organization, veteran of the 1920 war. Graduate of the Warsaw University (law degree). Economics Counselor to the Polish Embassy in Washington during the war. From 1951 organizer in the Polish Combatants’ Association.

1972 – 1977

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Jan Fryling (1891–1977) – Law graduate from the University of Lwow. A diplomat; he served in Japan, Rumania, Egipt, China and India. From 1956 in the U.S.A., he worked in thre New York office of Radio Free Europe.

1977 – 1978

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Wacław Jędrzejewicz (1893–1993)

– see WHO WAS WHO - Founders.

1978 – 1983

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Tadeusz Pawłowicz (born in 1918) – veteran of the 1939 war, served in Polish forces in exile. Graduate of St Andrews’ Univesrity in Scotland. In the U.S.A. since 1948, he worked for the Free Europe Committee (1961-64).

1983 – 1993

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Stanisław Jordanowski (1914–1993) – Law Graduate of the Jagiellonian University (1939). Took part in the Polish campaign (1939) and in France (1940). Lived in the U.S.A. since 1951. Vice President of the American Title Insurance Company, a director of the Polish American Congress.

1993 – 1999

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Andrzej Beck (born in 1926) – Joined the Polish army in Scotland, completed officer’s training in 1945 and served in a anti-tank artillery regiment. Chief engineer of Waterbury Farrel (from 1958) and its Vice President. From 1983 president of Eastport Tradiung in Cheshire, CT.

1999 – 2008

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Jacek M. Gałązka (born in 1924) – Attended the Cadet Corps in Poland, served in the Polish Army in exile from 1942, with the First Polish Armored Division in Western Europe. Bachelor of Commerce, University of Edinburgh, 1948. In the U.S.A. since 1952. Book publisher since 1955, Former president of Charles Scribner’s Sons, author, translator, publisher of Polish Heritage Publications and Polish interest titles at Hippocrene Books.

from 2008

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Magda Kapuscinska - associated with the Pilsudski Institute since 1979. From 1983 member of the Board of Directors, Vice-President from 1984 to 1992, acting President (1992-1993), from 1993 to 1998 Secretary of the Board. Dr Kapuscinska has PhD in Chemistry and had been affiliated with higher education and research institutions in Poland and in the United States: Lodz Polytechnic, Polish Academy of Sciences and Brooklyn Polytechnic. Before retiring she has been the head of the research team at the Texaco Research Center for 18 years. Dr Kapuscinska is an author of 34 patents and 25 scientific publications.

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