Ferenc Somogyi

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Ferenc Somogyi
Somogyi USA.jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
In office
1 November 2004 – 9 June 2006
Preceded by László Kovács
Succeeded by Kinga Göncz
Personal details
Born (1945-09-01) 1 September 1945 (age 70)
Hartkirchen, Austria
Political party Independent
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is Somogyi Ferenc. This article uses the Western name order.

Ferenc Somogyi (born 1 September, 1945., Hartkirchen, Austria) is a former Hungarian Ambassador to the United States.[1]


Ferenc Somogyi with President Bush upon presentation of his credentials as Ambassador to the U.S., September 18, 2007

A former businessman, he is a member of the Hungarian Socialist Party and served as foreign minister from November 1, 2004 until a cabinet shuffle in June 2006.[2] His appointment to that position was announced in September 2004. Previously, he was the deputy ambassador to the United Nations during the 1980s in Hungary's communist government, and was a telephone company executive during the 1990s. In late 2007, Mr. Somogyi was appointed Hungarian Ambassador to the United States.[1]

Private life[edit]

Father of two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "AMBASSADOR FERENC SOMOGYI". Embassy of Hungary. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hungarian Foreign Ministers from 7 April 1848 to Our Days". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
László Kovács
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Kinga Göncz
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
András Simonyi
Hungarian Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by
Béla Szombati