Béla Perczel

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Béla Perczel
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Minister of Justice of Hungary
In office
2 March 1875 – 30 June 1878
Preceded by Tivadar Pauler
Succeeded by Tivadar Pauler
Personal details
Born (1819-06-15)15 June 1819
Börzsönypuszta, Kingdom of Hungary
Died 25 March 1888(1888-03-25) (aged 68)
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Political party Deák Party, Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Elvira Boronkay
Children Dezső
Gizella
Béla
Dénes
Ferenc
Profession politician, jurist
The native form of this personal name is Dr. bonyhádi Perczel Béla. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Dr. Béla Perczel de Bonyhád (15 June 1819 – 25 March 1888) was a Hungarian politician and jurist, who served as Minister of Justice between 1875 and 1878. His son was the Interior Minister and Speaker of the House of Representatives Dezső Perczel. He was the leader of the Deák Party between 1869 and 1872. He was elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1874.

Béla Wenckheim appointed him Minister of Justice in 1875. Perczel held his position in the Kálmán Tisza cabinet. The first modern Hungarian penal code (Csemegi Codex) is connected to his name. He resigned in 1878. Later he became chairman of the Court. He was a member of the House of Magnates from 1886 until his death.

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Political offices
Preceded by
István Bittó
Speaker of the House of Representatives
1874–1875
Succeeded by
Kálmán Ghyczy
Preceded by
Tivadar Pauler
Minister of Justice
1875–1878
Succeeded by
Tivadar Pauler