Ágoston Valentiny

Jurist, Politician

1888 – 1958

38 Views

Who was Ágoston Valentiny?

Ágoston Valentiny was a Hungarian politician and jurist, who served as Minister of Justice in the Interim National Government. He was born into a working-class family with six children. His father was a machine fitter and engineer. Valentiny finished his law studies in Kolozsvár. He joined the Hungarian Social Democratic Party on 1 January 1919. During the German occupation in 1944 he was interned. After the "Liberation" of Szeged he became mayor of the town. He was a member of the Interim National Assembly.

After the 1945 elections he had to resign from the ministerial position because of the communists' attacks. After that he worked as a lawyer. He was arrested and sentenced in a show trial in 1950. He was set free after five years. After his death he was rehabilitated.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Oct 6, 1888
Kalocsa
Profession
Died
Aug 21, 1958
Budapest

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Ágoston Valentiny." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 19 Jan. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/biography/%C3%81goston-valentiny/m/0czc5rz>.

Discuss this Ágoston Valentiny biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net