Mieczyslaw Rakowski

 

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: the last Communist-era prime minister of Poland from 1988 to 1989 who was chairman of the Communist Polish United Workers' Party from July 1989 until the party was dissolved at its January 1990 congress during the country's bloodless transition to democracy.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: December 1, 1926

 

Died: November 8, 2008

 

Location: Warsaw, Poland