Szygowski, Julius
Diplomat. Polish Consul at Winnipeg, Canada. Born on May 20, 1896, in Lwow, Poland, where he completed his elementary studies. Just before the First World War he became a Cadet in the Rifle Unit and in 1914 left Lwow with the Eastern Legions. In 1915 he served with the Austrian army and a year later was taken prisoner by the Italians. When in 1918 Polish Armed Forces were forming in Italy, he joined with them to leave with the First Company under Gen. Dabrowski from France. Returned to Poland in 1919, taking further part in military activity and becoming lieutenant in the Polish Army (Reserve). After the war he continued with his studies in Law, which he completed at the University of Jan Kazimierz at Lwow in 1924. Following this he was connected with the Department of Internal Affairs at Lwow and in 1925 became Consul to Czechoslovakia at Koszyce. In 1928 he was transferred to Mexico to the General Consulate there and then to the Embassy until 1931, when he was recalled to Warsaw to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His duties there continued until the fall of 1933 when he was sent to Chicago as Consul General: in 1936 he was transferred to the Consulate at New York and in November, 1937, was sent to Canada, to act as Polish Consul at Winnipeg, Canada.

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