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Aleksander Zawadzki

Aleksander Zawadzki

Aleksander Zawadzki (Polish pronunciation: ; December 16, 1899 – August 7, 1964) was a Polish Communist political figure and head of state of Poland from 1952 to 1964.

A member of the Polish People's Army, rising to the rank of major general.

Upon the conclusion of the Vistula-Oder Offensive, he was appointed the new government's representative to the former German territory of Silesia, which was transferred to Poland after the war. He was elected to the Sejm in 1947, and on November 20, 1952 he was appointed chairman of the Polish Council of State, to replace Bolesław Bierut. He died

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