Wienczyslaw Jozef Wagner

Lawyer, educator

Born Dec. 12, 1917, Moscow, Russia; came to U.S., 1948; son of Jozef and Malgorzata (Ferrein); children: Jozef, Aleksandra, Malgorzata.

Education: Master of Arts (M.A.), J. Pilsudski University, Warsaw (Poland), 1939; International Law Academy, Hague (Netherlands), 1939, 1947; Brun Institute for Learning of Commerce, Warsaw, 1940; Dr. en droit, University of Paris (France), 1947; Master of Laws (LL.M.), Juris Doctor (J.D.), Dr. of Juridical Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago (IL), 1950-57; Doctor honoris causa (Dr.h.c.), N. Copernicus University, Torun (Poland), 1990.

Career: teaching fellow, Northwestern University, 1950-53; prof., University of Notre Dame (IN), 1953-62, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1962-71, University of Detroit (MI), 1971-89, N. Copernicus University, 1990-91, Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland), 1991 -.

Author: over 250 professional publications; editor, American Journal of Comparative Law, 1962-90.

Member of, i.a.: chairman, American Committee for International Congresses on Comparative Law, 1962-90; vice president, Catholic Lawyers International Movement - Pax Romana; board member, University Professors for Acadic Order; Polish American Congress (P.A.C.) (national director, 1976-86, vice president, Michigan Division); board member, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (P.I.A.S.A.); knight commander, Knights of Malta; president, Polish - American Ethnic Committee; president, Polish - American Committee "Bicentennial", 1974-78; board member, Home Army - Armia Krajowa (A.K.) Veterans Circle; president, 2nd Corps Center and Foundation, Orchard Lake (MI), 1988-90.

Honors: various military medals; Gold Cross of Merit, 1967, and Officer Cross - Polonia Restituta, 1987, Polish Government in Exile, London; grants, French Government, 1945, Fulbright Foundation (4 times), Ford Foundation.

Served with: Polish Home Army - Armia Krajowa (A.K.), 2nd lieutenant, 1942-44; Prisoner of War (POW) in Germany.

Affiliation: Independent. Roman Catholic.

Languages: Polish, English.

Hobbies: lecturing, travel.

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