Štefan Tiso

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Štefan Tiso
Štefan Tiso foto.jpg
Štefan Tiso in 1944.
Prime Minister of the First Slovak Republic
In office
September 5, 1944 (1944-09-05) – April 4, 1945 (1945-04-04)
President Jozef Tiso
Preceded by Vojtech Tuka
Succeeded by Office abolished
Foreign Minister of the First Slovak Republic
In office
September 5, 1944 (1944-09-05) – April 4, 1945 (1945-04-04)
Preceded by Vojtech Tuka
Succeeded by Office abolished
Minister of Justice of the First Slovak Republic
In office
September 5, 1944 (1944-09-05) – April 4, 1945 (1945-04-04)
Preceded by Gejza Fritz
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born (1897-10-18)October 18, 1897
Nagybiccse, Trencsén County, Kingdom of Hungary
Died March 28, 1959(1959-03-28) (aged 61)
Mírov, Czechoslovakia
Nationality Slovak
Political party Slovak People's Party
Occupation Politician, lawyer

Štefan Tiso (October 18, 1897, Nagybiccse, Trencsén County, Kingdom of Hungary – March 28, 1959, Mírov, Czechoslovakia) was a lawyer and president of the Supreme Court of the 1939–1945 Slovak Republic which was a puppet state of Nazi Germany. He was a cousin of Josef Tiso, the President of the Republic.

He became Prime Minister (replacing Vojtech Tuka), Foreign Minister (replacing also Vojtech Tuka) and Minister of Justice (replacing Gejza Fritz) of the Slovak Republic. In the latter position in 1944 he pressed for death sentences against leaders of the pro-allied Slovak National Council.

In a postwar trial, Štefan Tiso was given a life sentence.

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Národný (Ľudový) súd 1945 – 48