Uminski, Sigmund H.

Journalist, author, cost accountant. Born February 6, 1910. Studied at St. John's University, Brooklyn, N.Y., one year at Columbia University and one year at New York University, also Pace Institute, School of Accountancy and Business Administration, New York City. A director of Polish National Alliance Youth Camps in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, 1933-1942; very active in various youth activities of said organization. Since 1935 associate editor of "Nowy Swiat" (Polish Morning World) in New York City. Author of "Progress of Labor in the United States," published in 1939, also "How to Study," "Planning your Life" and "Making Good in High School," published serially in "Nowy Swiat" in 1942. Author of booklet "Poland's Contribution to the World's Civilization," 1942. Author of several textbooks on Youth Leadership, published in Polish by the Polish National Alliance of U.S. of North America, used by the Alliance Youth Movement. Member of The Catholic Poetry Society of America, The League to Support Poetry, National Association of Cost Accountants, Polish National Alliance of America. In 1942 elected a member of the Gallery of Living Catholic Authors. Member, Research Commission on Polish Immigrants organized by Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in 1943. Residence: 16 East 7th St., New York, N.Y.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" by Rev. Francis Bolek, Editor-in-Chief; Harbinger House, New York, 1943

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Sigmund H. Uminski
February 6, 1909 - March 1, 1975 (Dates from SS Death Listings)
River Edge, NJ, Bergen County

Sigmund H. Uminski had the unique pleasure of being knighted twice in the same day. This event took place in the chapel of the Felician Sisters Convent, Mother Angela Hall, on February 25, 1975. The ritual ceremony of investiture into the Royal Order of Piast, was conducted by Prince Roger Chylinski Polubinski, Grand Master of the Royal Order of Piast. The prince was assisted by Countess Aleciya Orlowski-Andrews who represented the Royal Order of Jagiellon.

Sigmund H. Uminski was also accepted into the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta.

The late Sigmund H. Uminski wrote Poland Discovers America, the first volume in a series printed by the Polish Publication Society of America in New York. Uminski was directly involved with the 22-volume history as its General Editor. (Despite an aspicious start, the series was never completed.) One of his other works River's Edge has also received recognition.

He is the editor of Fr. Francis Bolek's Who's Who in Polish America, a biographical dictionary. He has had a long and distingushed career as ascholar and journalist. A former president of the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA -1967) he is the president and founder of The American Polish Writers Association, and also a founder and president of the Polish Book Guild, Inc.

Books by Sigmund H. Uminski:
Poland's contribution to the world's civilization. 1942
The Free Poles and the problems affecting world peace. 1960
The Poles in America. 1962
Polish American day, New Jersey pavilion, September 12, 1964. 1964
The history of River Edge, 1693-1964. 1965
Tales of early Poland, Detroit, Endurance Press, 1968
No greater love : A story of Saint Stanislaus Kostka, (Saints who made history), 1969
Urban's boys, 1970
The royal beggar : the story of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, 1971
The royal prince; the story of Saint Casimir. 1971
Poland discovers America 1972
The Polish Pioneers in Virginia 1974

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Sigmund Uminski embarked on two precedent-breaking observances honoring Gen. Joseph Karge.

Royal Order of Jagiellon -- The founder was Sigmund H. Uminski, former "Grand Chancellor of the Polish Noblility Association Foundation" and a member of one of the self-styled St. John "Orders", the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta.

Polish American Historical Association - president Sigmund H. Uminski (1967)

The Westfield NJ Leader, April 23, 1959 (below)

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