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Stanislaw Trepczynski (Poland)

Elected President of the twenty-seventh session of the General Assembly

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Stanislaw Trepczynski, who was elected today as President of the General Assembly for its twenty-seventh session, has been Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland since March 1971.

Mr. Trepczymski was born on 7 April 1924 in Lodz, Poland, where his father, a lawyer, had a public notary practice.

During the occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany Mr. Trepczynski was labourer. Upon the liberation of the country by the Soviet end polish troops, he entered Lodz University; later, he received a Master's degree in economics, writing his thesis on the economic development of West Germany in the early post-war period.

He began his political career in 1946 in the Lodz Committee of the Polish Workers Party, which became later the Polish United Worker's Party. In 1951 he was appointed Secretary of the Polish Peace Committee, and was later an active member of the World Peace Council is Prague end Vienna.

In 1959 Mr. Trepczynski served as secretary of the Organizational Committee of the forty-eight Conference of the Interparliamentary Union. In 1960 he was Secretary of the Organizational Committee of the Fifteenth Assembly of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, from 1967 to 1970. He was Head of the Office of the Secretariat in the Central Committee of the Polish United Worker's Party. In December 1971, at the Sixth Congress of the Party, he was elected to the Central Committee.

Mr. Trepczynski has been a member of Polish delegations to conferences of the political Consultative Committee of the States Parties to the Warsaw Treaty. He has also participated in numerous other international meetings and conferences. As Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, his responsibilities include Poland's relations with international organizations.

Mr. Trepczynski has devoted a considerable amount of time to journalistic activities, writing primarily on International affairs. In 1971, he was co-author of a book, Socialism and National development.

Mr. Trepczynski, had received several high Polish awards.

He is married and has two sons. He speaks French, Russian. English and German.

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