Piotr Szymanek (1895–1975) ps. „Semko”, „Piotr”
The paper presents the biography of Piotr Szymanek, a youth and peasant movement activist who came from Radomsko area. Since 1918 he belonged to the Polish Peasant Party “Liberation”. Since 1931 he was a secretary of the Regional Board of Polish Peasant Party in Piotrków and a member of Province Board of the party in Lodz. During the German occupation he co-organized resistance movement in Piotrków and Radomsko area. He cooperated with the Armed Combat Union and a squad of the Home Army of Stanisław Karliński “Burza”. Later he was an active member of the Peasant Party “Roch”, he was also a soldier of Peasants’ Battalions. After merging Peasants’ Battalions and the Home Army he was nominated the regional chief officer of Peasant Safety Guard. Since 1945 he was a member of Supreme Council and Supreme Executive Committee of Peasant Party in Lodz, between 1946–1949 he had a function of a vice-president of Supreme Executive Committee of Peasant Party. Between 1947–1950 he occupied the position of Lodz provincial governor. In the years 1956–1959 he was a member of the United People’s Party and between 1957–1958 he was the chairman of the Board of the Province People’s Council in Lodz. Between 1957–1965 he was a member of the parliament of the Polish People’s Republic.