Witold Ryszard Korsak


Born Aug. 27, 1897, Sewerynowka, Russia; came to U.S., 1957; son of Wiktor and Teofila (Zanicka); married Anita (Christiani-Kronwald).

Education: University of Vienna (Austria); diploma, Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland), 1921.

Career: Polish Mission in Moscow (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), 1922-26; secretary, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1926-27; Polish Mission in Vienna (Austria), 1927-33; Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1933-35; Polish Mission in Sofia (Bulgaria), 1935-40; consul general, Jerusalem - Amman (Palestine - Jordan), 1940-43, Beirut - Damascus (Lebanon - Syria), 1943; charge d'affaires, Cairo (Egypt), consul general, minister plenipotentiary, Istanbul (Turkey), 1944-45; representative, Polish Government in Exile in Middle East, until 1957; observer, Polish Government in Exile at United Nations (UN), New York City, 1957-81; Retired.

Author: numerous political articles.

Member of: Polish National Treasury; Polish Assistance - Polska Bratnia Pomoc; Pilsudski Institute of America.

Honors: Medal of Coronation (Persia), 1926; Order of Polonia Restituta, Polish Government in Exile, London (United Kingdom), 1960; Legion d'Honneur (France); Order of Merit; Gold Medal of National Treasury (2 times); Cross for Polish - Bolshevik War, 1991.

Served with: Polish - Bolshevik War, volunteer, 1918-20; promoted to honorary 2nd lieutenant, 1978.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

Languages: Polish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian.

Hobbies: sports, books.

Home: 75-15 35th Ave., Jackson Heights, NY 11372.

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