András Tasnádi Nagy

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András Tasnádi Nagy
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Minister of Justice of Hungary
In office
15 November 1938 – 9 November 1939
Preceded by Ödön Mikecz
Succeeded by László Radocsay
Personal details
Born (1882-01-29)January 29, 1882
Coat of arms of Budapest.png Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died 1 July 1956(1956-07-01) (aged 74)
Coat of arms of Budapest.png Budapest, People's Republic of Hungary
Political party Unity Party, Party of National Unity, Party of Hungarian Life
Profession politician, jurist
The native form of this personal name is Tasnádi Nagy András. This article uses the Western name order.

András Tasnádi Nagy (29 January 1882 - 1 July 1956) was a Hungarian politician and jurist, who served as Minister of Justice between 1938 and 1939.

Tasnádi Nagy (middle) with Döme Sztójay and German SS officers in 1940

He finished law studies at the University of Budapest. He worked as a lawyer from 1908. He worked for the Hungarian Railways as counsel between 1910 and 1925, and as attorney general until 1926. He became administrative state secretary of the Ministry of Justice in 1933 later he served in the Ministry of Religion and Education. Tasnádi Nagy was elected to the Diet of Hungary in the colours of the governing Party of National Unity in 1935. he regain his seat in 1939. He was appointed justice minister to the Béla Imrédy cabinet.

He served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1 November 1939 to 29 March 1945. He also held his position after the Arrow Cross Party's coup. He became a leading member of the National Alliance of Lawmakers which was established by the Nazi-dominated puppet government. As a result of this after the Second World War Tasnádi Nagy was arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment by the People's Tribunal in Budapest. The first judgement was the capital punishment but Zoltán Tildy, the President of Hungary provided grace, so it was changed. Tasnádi Nagy died in captivity.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ödön Mikecz
Minister of Justice
1938–1939
Succeeded by
László Radocsay
Preceded by
Kálmán Darányi
Speaker of the House of Representatives
1939–1945
Succeeded by
office abolished