Sándor Zöld

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Sándor Zöld
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Minister of the Interior of Hungary
In office
23 June 1950 – 20 April 1951
Preceded by János Kádár
Succeeded by Árpád Házi
Personal details
Born (1913-05-19)May 19, 1913
Coa oradea ro.gif Nagyvárad, Hungary
Died 20 April 1951(1951-04-20) (aged 37)
Coat of arms of Budapest.png Budapest, Hungary
Political party Hungarian Communist Party, Hungarian Worker's Party
Profession physician, politician
The native form of this personal name is Zöld Sándor. This article uses the Western name order.

Sándor Zöld (19 May 1913, Oradea – 20 April 1951) was a Hungarian communist politician, who served as Interior Minister between 1950 and 1951. He followed János Kádár in this position.

He was born in Nagyvárad, after the Treaty of Trianon the family moved to Hungary, Berettyóújfalu. In 1932 he joined to the illegal communist party with supporting of Gyula Kállai. From 1942 he worked as a physician in the Berettyóújfalu hospital. He was a member of the interim national assembly in Debrecen at the end of the Second World War.

In the Rákosi regime, he was appointed as Interior Minister. On 19 April 1951, on the party's congress, Mátyás Rákosi criticized the work of the Ministry of the Interior. The next day the authorities found Zöld's dead body together with those of his whole family: two children, his wife and his mother. According to the official information, Zöld killed his family then committed suicide. He was relieved of his interior ministerial position on the day of his death, and he was deprived of his offices in the Communist Party. His ashes was buried in an honorary grave in the Kerepesi Cemetery on 1 June 1957, but the accurate clarification of the bygones was canceled.

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Political offices
Preceded by
János Kádár
Minister of the Interior
1950–1951
Succeeded by
Árpád Házi