Papánek, Jan, 1896-1991

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Czech diplomat.

From the description of Jan Papánek papers, 1917-1967 (bulk 1939-1948). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984170

Diplomat.

From the description of Reminiscences of Jan Papaneck : oral history, 1951. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309731172

Biographical Note

  • 1896, Oct. 24: Born, Brezová pod Bradlom, Slovakia, Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • 1916 - 1919 : Served with the Czechoslovak Legion, fighting with the Allies on the Italian front
  • 1921: Graduated, Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques, Paris, France
  • 1922 - 1924 : Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1923: Published La Tchécoslovaquie: l’histoire politique et juridique de sa création. Prague: Orbis. Graduated, Institute des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Paris, France Graduated, Académie de Droit International, The Hague, Netherlands LL.D., Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • 1925 - 1926 : Attaché, Czechoslovak Legation, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1926: Married Betka Papánek
  • 1926 - 1931 : Secretary, Czechoslovak Legation, Washington, D.C.
  • 1928: LL.D., Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1932 - 1935 : Parliamentary secretary to Edvard Beneš, then minister of foreign affairs
  • 1935 - 1939 : Czechoslovak consul, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • 1939 - 1941 : Personal representative of Edvard Beneš, president of the Czechoslovak government-in-exile
  • 1942 - 1946 : Minister plenipotentiary, director of Czechoslovak Information Service, New York, N.Y.
  • 1945: Published Czechoslovakia: World of Tomorrow. New York: International Universities Press Czechoslovak delegate, United Nations Conference on International Organization, San Francisco, Calif., and member, coordinating committee that created the charter of the United Nations
  • 1946 - 1948 : Ambassador, Czechoslovak delegate to the United Nations Member, Economic and Social Council, United Nations, 1946-1947, acting president of council in 1947
  • 1948: Dismissed from the United Nations by the communist government of Czechoslovakia Testified before the United Nations Security Council denouncing communist takeover of Czechoslovakia
  • 1948 - 1950 : Member, Advisory Committee on Administration and Budgetary Questions, United Nations
  • 1948 - 1985 : Founder and president, American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees, New York, N.Y.
  • 1949 - 1951 : Lecturer, graduate school of government, New York University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1950 - 1953 : Commentator on the United Nations, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
  • 1958: Published Desat rokov. Chicago: Československá Národná Rada Americká.
  • 1991: Awarded Tomáš G. Masaryk Order, first class, by Václav Havel, president of Czechoslovakia, for distinguished service to democracy
  • 1991, Nov. 30: Died, Scarsdale, N.Y.

From the guide to the Jan Papánek Papers, 1917-1967, (bulk 1939-1948), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Papánek, Jan, 1896-1991. Jan Papánek papers, 1917-1967 (bulk 1939-1948). Library of Congress
creatorOf Papánek, Jan, 1896-1991. Reminiscences of Jan Papaneck : oral history, 1951. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Josef Jošten, Spisy, 1913-1984 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
referencedIn American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees (New York, N.Y.). Records, 1948-1968. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Josef Falta, Papers, 1941-1973 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
referencedIn American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees (New York, N.Y.). American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees Records, 1948-1968. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Jan Papánek Papers, 1917-1967, (bulk 1939-1948) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Josten, Josef, 1913-1985. Papers, 1914-1987 (bulk 1948-1985) University of Nebraska - Lincoln
referencedIn Josef Josten, Papers, 1913-1984 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
referencedIn Josef Falta, Spisy, 1941-1973 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Jan Papanek papers New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Beneš, Edvard, 1884-1948. person
correspondedWith Clementis, Vladimír, 1902-1952 person
correspondedWith Falta, Josef, 1895-1973 person
correspondedWith Feierabend, Ladislav, 1891-1969 person
correspondedWith Firkušný, Rudolf, 1912-1994 person
correspondedWith Hromádka, J. L. (Josef Lukl), 1889-1969 person
correspondedWith Josten, Josef, 1913-1985. person
associatedWith Link, Wendell, person
associatedWith Masaryk, Jan, 1886-1948. person
associatedWith Masaryk, T. G. (Tomáš Garrigue), 1850-1937. person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
correspondedWith Odložilík, Otakar, 1899- person
correspondedWith Ripka, Hubert, 1895-1958 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
correspondedWith Sforza, Carlo, conte, 1872-1952 person
correspondedWith Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961 person
associatedWith United Nations. corporateBody
correspondedWith Voska, Emanuel Victor, 1875-1960 person
associatedWith Zatkovich, Gregory Ignatius, 1886?-1967. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
United States
United States
Subject
Communism
Political refugees
Democracy
Democracy--Czechoslovakia
World War, 1939-1945--Governments in exile
Communism--Czechoslovakia
Diplomats--Interviews
Occupation
Diplomats--Czechoslovakia
Function

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Birth 1896-10-24

Death 1991-11-30

Slovaks

German,

English,

Czech,

French,

Slovak

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