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Ágoston Valentiny

Hungarian politician

Died when: 69 years 319 days (838 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Ágoston Valentiny

Ágoston Valentiny (6 October 1888 – 21 August 1958) 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.

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