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 byLászló Kovács
Succeeded byKinga Göncz
Personal details
Born (1945-09-01) 1 September 1945 (age 73)
Hartkirchen, Austria
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Andrea Somogyi
and 1 daughter

Ferenc Somogyi (born 1 September 1945 in 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, Somogyi was appointed Hungarian Ambassador to the United States.[1]

Private life[edit]

Father of three 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