Wallace Marion West (Wesolowski)

City administrator, executive

Born Aug. 30, 1921, New York City, U.S.; son of Florian Wesolowski and Maria (Wziatek).

Education: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) (in business administration), CW Post College, Long Island University, (NY), 1966; certificate in management, Rutgers University; certificate in corporation organization and management, State University of New York (SUNY), Farmingdale; certificate in culture management, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York City.

Career: service manager, Bayside TV Service (NY), 1945-57; estimating manager, Sperry Rand Corporation, Lake Success (NY), 1957-65; system / procedures analyst, Grumman Aerospace, Bethpage (NY), 1965-71; executive director, Queens Council on the Arts, Jamaica (NY), 1971-75, Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Park (NY), 1975-79; Retired.

Author: editor, Polish Heritage, 1985 -.

Member of: business manager, Queens Opera Association, 1952-57, International Repertory Theater, Forest Hilis (NY), 1957-58; president, Queens Council on the Arts, Queens Village (NY), 1966-70, League of Community Arts Councils, 1971-75, New York City; trustee, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Park (NY), 1970-72; executive committee member, Friend of Queensborough Community College, 1971-75; executive member, Metropolitan Museum of Art Visiting Committee, and Lincoln Center Community Program Council, 1972-75, New York City; president, American Institute of Polish Culture; Kosciuszko Foundation; Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (P.I.A.S.A.).

Honors: award, Queens Council on the Arts, 1972; Polonian of the Year, American Institute of Polish Culture, Pinellas County (FL), 1985; Order of Merit, Polish Government, 1992; foundation's award, American Council of Polish Culture (A.C.P.C.), 1992; listed in: Who's Who in the East, 1975-76, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1976-77.

Served with: U.S. Army, World War II, Signal Corps, corporal, 1942-45.

Affiliation: Republican. Catholic.

Languages: English, Polish.

Hobbies: crafts, photography, swimming.

Home: 6507 107th Terrace N, Pinellas Park, FL 34666.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996.

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