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Wiesław Chrzanowski was born 20 December 1923 in Warsaw. During the war, he was a soldier of the Home Army, participated in the Warsaw Uprising as member of the "Harnaś" Battalion. In 1945, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Jagiellonian University. Reached the title of law professor. In 1948-1955, he was imprisoned by the communist authorities. After his release, he cooperated with Primate Stanisław Wyszyński. In that period, he also worked as a lecturer at the Catholic University of Lublin. In 1980, he was active as an adviser to Solidarity. Before the free elections, together with several associates, he established the Christian National Union. In 1994, he became president of the party. For almost the whole of 1991 he held the post of Minister of Justice and Prosecutor General. In the 1st Sejm, he was Marshal of the Sejm. In 1997-2001, he was a member of the 4th Senate, elected from the Solidarity Electoral Action list in the Lublin Voivodship. He died on 29 April 2012 in Warsaw. The Honorary Citizenship was conferred by Resolution No 1126/XLIV/2010 of the Lublin City Council of 16 September 2010.

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