Napieralski, Adam, 1906-12 member of the Reichstag of the German Empire. *12.10.1861 in Kluczewo/Kluczewo (powiat wolsztyński), district of Schmiegel/Śmigiel, †24.10.1928 Karlsbad (Czechoslovakia), newspaper editor between 1872 and 1881 he attended the Maria-Magdalena grammar school in Poznan and the grammar school in Schrimm/Śrem. After training as a bookseller in Leipzig, in 1886 he was a shareholder in the first Polish bookshop in Wartenburg in East Prussia (today Barczewo), which also sold stationery and devotional objects. From 1887 onwards he worked as an editor for the newspapers Pielgrzym/The Pilgrim in Pelplin and Orędownik/The Advocate in Poznan. In 1889 he took over the Katolik newspaper in Bytom along with its book publishing company. Over the years he developed a politically influential Polish language newspaper empire in Upper Silesia. In June 1906 he was elected as a member of the Polish parliamentary group in the German Reichstag for the constituency of Bytom-Tarnowitz/Tarnowskie Góry with a majority of 60.39%; in January 1907 with a majority of 53.28%. He served on the special committees for building separations, the financial system, censorship, petitions, the law on value-added tax, dwelling assistance and cigar manufacture. picture: 1907, public domain. Own writings: Der 'Katolik' und das schlesische Centrum von 1889 bis 1903, Bytom 1903; Deutschland, Austria-Ungarn, Polen. Ein Beitrag zur Lösung der Polish Frage, Bytom 1918.
Reichstag-Handbuch, 12. Legislaturperiode, Berlin 1907, 326f., 488 (picture); M. Czapliński: Adam Napieralski 1861-1928. Biografia polityczna, Wrocław 1974; A. Kotowski: Zwischen Staatsräson und Vaterlandsliebe, Düsseldorf 2007, 65, 72, 74, 152, 171, 176f., 179, 189.