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Seyda, Władysław Kazimierz

Władysław Kazimierz Seyda (1863-1939). Polish lawyer, 1907-18 member of the Reichstag of the German Empire, Minister and Chair of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Poland
Władysław Kazimierz Seyda (1863-1939). Polish lawyer, 1907-18 member of the Reichstag of the German Empire, Minister and Chair of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Poland

Seyda, Władysław Kazimierz (Wladislaus Kasimir Seyda), 1907-18 member of the Reichstag of the German Empire. *22.4.1863 Lobsens/Łobżenica, †26.2.1939 Poznan, lawyer, Polish Minister, chair of the Polish Supreme Court. 1888 A-levels at the grammar school in Deutsch Krone/Wałcz. Between 1880 and 1883 he studied law and economic science at the  University of Breslau. 1883 trainee lawyer, 1889 assessor, 1889 lawyer at the court in Krotoschin/Krotoszyn, 1891 at the regional court, 1903 at the Higher Regional Court in Poznan. He was a well-known defence lawyer in political and press trials. Between 1894 and 1896 he worked on the newspaper Przegląd Poznański/Poznan Press Show, In 1906 he was a stock-holder in the Nowa Drukarnia Polska/New Polish Printing Press and took over the editorship of the Kurier Poznański/Poznan Courier. He was a member of various scientific, political and social clubs. In January 1907 and in January 1912 he was elected as a member of the Polish parliamentary group in the German Reichstag for the constituency of Wreschen-Pleschen/Września-Pleszew with majorities of 78.27% and 77.22% respectively. He served on the special committees for juridical laws, trade and industry, military jurisdiction, citizenship, the law on renting and leasing, and the Reich budget. In 1918/19 he was the chair of the Naczelna Rada Ludowa/National Peoples Council in Poznań, and from 1919 to 1922 a member of the Sejm. In 1919/20 he was the Minister for the former Prussian Sector, and from 1924 to 1929 the chair of the Supreme Court. He retired in January 1929 to return to Poznan, where he reopened a solicitor’s office. He was awarded the Order Polonia Restituta. picture: 1907.

Further reading:

Reichstag-Handbuch, 12. Legislaturperiode, Berlin 1907, 368, 488 (picture); 13. Legislaturperiode, Berlin 1912, 373, 486 (picture); Reichstagsprotokolle 1895-1918, Register 238, 269, 297, 314a; A. Kotowski: Zwischen Staatsräson und Vaterlandsliebe, Düsseldorf 2007, 77, 152, 163f., 172-175, 181-183, 185f., 188f., 196f.

Online:

http://zhsf.gesis.org, Parlamentarierportal, BIORAB Kaiserreich online
http://www.reichstag-abgeordnetendatenbank.de/
http://www.reichstagsprotokolle.de
http://www.sejm-wielki.pl
Biblioteka Sejmowa, http://biblioteka.sejm.gov.pl
Bundesarchiv, Akten der Reichskanzlei, http://www.bundesarchiv.de/aktenreichskanzlei/1919-1933/0000/adr/adrsz/kap1_1/para2_325.html


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Link to the minutes of the Reichstag:

http://www.reichstagsprotokolle.de