János Mayer

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János Mayer
Mayer János földművelődésügyi miniszter.jpg
Minister of Agriculture of Hungary
In office
3 December 1921 – 16 June 1922
Preceded by István Szabó de Nagyatád
Succeeded by István Szabó de Nagyatád
In office
15 November 1924 – 24 August 1931
Preceded by István Bethlen
Succeeded by Béla Ivády
Personal details
Born (1871-06-07)7 June 1871
Kompolt, Austria-Hungary
Died 23 December 1955(1955-12-23) (aged 84)
Kompolt, People's Republic of Hungary
Political party National Smallholders and Agrarian Workers Party (OKGFP), Unity Party
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is Mayer János. This article uses the Western name order.

János Mayer (7 June 1871 – 23 December 1955) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Agriculture twice: between 1921-1922 and 1924-1931. He farmed on his parents' possession after the accomplishment of his studies. He was already engaged in the smallholder movements in his early years. With István Szabó de Nagyatád he founded the Smallholders Party in Heves County. He became a member of the Diet of Hungary in 1914, representing Kápolna and his party. He was appointed secretary of state of the Ministry of Food in January 1919, but he resigned before the establishing of the Hungarian Soviet Republic.

He was a minister without portfolio in the István Friedrich cabinet. After that István Bethlen appointed him Minister of Food (14 April 1921 - 29 June 1921) and later Minister of Agriculture (3 December 1921 - 16 June 1922). He reappointed agriculture minister in 1924, Mayer held this position until 1931. He was the chairman of the Unity Party until 1 November 1924. After the death of István Szabó de Nagyatád he was the leader of the smallholders group which supported Bethlen.

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Political offices
Preceded by
István Szabó de Nagyatád
Minister of Agriculture
1921–1922
Succeeded by
István Szabó de Nagyatád
Preceded by
István Bethlen
Minister of Agriculture
1924–1931
Succeeded by
Béla Ivády