Ágoston Valentiny

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Ágoston Valentiny
Minister of Justice of Hungary
In office
22 December 1944 (officially 28 March 1945) – 21 July 1945
Preceded by László Budinszky
Succeeded by István Ries
Personal details
Born (1888-10-06)October 6, 1888
Kalocsa, Austria-Hungary
Died 21 August 1958(1958-08-21) (aged 69)
Budapest, People's Republic of Hungary
Political party MSZDP
Profession politician, jurist
The native form of this personal name is Valentiny Ágoston. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Ágoston Valentiny (6 October 1888 – 21 August 1958) was a Hungarian politician and jurist, who served as Minister of Justice in the Interim National Government. He was born into a working-class family with six children. His father was a machine fitter and engineer. Valentiny finished his law studies in Kolozsvár. He joined the Hungarian Social Democratic Party on 1 January 1919. During the German occupation in 1944 he was interned. After the "Liberation" of Szeged he became mayor of the town. He was a member of the Interim National Assembly.

After the 1945 elections he had to resign from the ministerial position because of the communists' attacks. After that he worked as a lawyer. He was arrested and sentenced in a show trial in 1950. He was set free after five years. After his death he was rehabilitated.


Political offices
Preceded by
László Budinszky
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
István Ries