September 17, 1949 |
He was a founding member of the Hungarian Democratic Forum in 1988. He quit the party in 1995 and became co-chairman of the MAGOSZ and Vice President of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture (that position held until 2001). He was elected to a member of the presidency of National Cooperative Council in 1996. He served as only chairman of the MAGOSZ since 1999.
His organization made an alliance with Fidesz for the 2006 elections. He gained a parliamentary seat from Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County party list. He served as deputy chairman of the Committee of Agriculture and deputy leader of the Fidesz parliamentary faction.
He is married and has two adult children.
- MTI Ki Kicsoda 2009, Magyar Távirati Iroda, Budapest, 2008, 501. old. (Hungarian)
- Jakab István országgyűlési adatlapja (Hungarian)
- Jakab István életrajza a Fidesz honlapján (Hungarian)
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