Wojciech Jaruzelski

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Wojciech Witold Jaruzelski
1st President of Poland
In office
July 19 1989 – December 22 1990
Preceded by Council of the state (PRL) (president office was not)
Succeeded by Lech Wałęsa
Personal details
Born July 6, 1923 (1923-07-06) (age 90)
Kurów, Second Polish Republic
Nationality Polish
Spouse(s) Barbara Jaruzelska
Profession general
Religion Atheist

Wojciech Witold Jaruzelski (born July 6, 1923) is a Polish politician and as the first President of Poland from July 1989 to December 1990. He was also the last commander-in-chief of the Polish People's Army (Ludowe Wojsko Polskie), chairman of the Polish United Workers Party 1981-1989, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland from 1981-1985. He was Poland's last communist leader. He resigned as President to allow for democratic elections.

Jaruzelski is a comes from a family of Polish gentry. He is a son of Władysław Jaruzelski.