František Udržal

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František Udržal

František Udržal (Czech pronunciation: [fr̩antiʃɛk udrʒal]About this sound listen ) (1 January 1866 in Dolní Roveň, Pardubice District, Kingdom of Bohemia – 25 April 1938 in Prague) was a Czechoslovakian politician.

A member and leader of the powerful Agrarian Party, his political career started as member of the local Diet of Bohemia, then of parliament of Austria-Hungary, then of parliament of Czechoslovakia. He served seven years as minister of defense and four years as prime minister of Czechoslovakia (1 February 1929 - 24 October 1932) in two periods (1. 2.1929 - 7.12.1929 and 7.12.1929 - 29.10.1932).

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Government offices
Preceded by
Otakar Husák
Minister of Defence of Czechoslovakia
1921–1925
Succeeded by
Jiří Stříbrný
Preceded by
Jan Syrový
Minister of Defence of Czechoslovakia
1926–1929
Succeeded by
Karel Viškovský
Preceded by
Antonín Švehla
Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia
1929–1932
Succeeded by
Jan Malypetr