|Minister of Defence of Hungary|
6 December 1984 – 15 December 1985
|Preceded by||Lajos Czinege|
|Succeeded by||Ferenc Kárpáti|
16 December 1926|
15 December 1985 (aged 58)|
|Political party||Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party|
|Service/branch||Hungarian People's Army|
|Years of service||1945 - 1985|
In 1945, he became a volunteer in the Hungarian People's Army. That same year he joined the Communist Party. In 1949 he graduated from the Kossuth Military Academy. In 1964, he a studied at the Voroshilov Soviet Higher Military Academy. From 1966 to 1973, he rose through the ranks of the Hungarian People's Army. He had been serving as a Deputy Minister of Defense of the Hungarian People's Army since 1966. In 1975, he was made a permanent member of the Central Committee of the Hungarian Socialist Workers Party. He was the Minister of Defense after the removal of Lajos Czinege.
Oláh died on 15 December 1985, a day before his 59th birthday.
- Magyar Életrajzi Lexikon
- Politika, Serbian newspaper (text in Serbian) on his involvement in 1980 events about the time Josip Broz Tito died.
- "Hungary's new Defense Minister, Gen. Istvan Olah, died today, the official Soviet press agency Tass reported from Budapest. He was 59 years old". https://www.nytimes.com/. Retrieved 2017-07-03. External link in
- "General Olah joined the Hungarian Communist Party in 1945".
- "General Olah had been a Deputy Defense Minister since 1966, the year he was also promoted to general. In January 1973 he was named Chief of Staff of the army".
- "He was active in its youth movement and in 1975 was named to the party's policy-making Central Committee".
- "General Olah was appointed Defense Minister on Dec. 6, succeeding Gen. Lajos Czinege. General Czinege, Defense Minister since 1960, was named to the largely ceremonial post of Deputy Prime Minister".
- "Hungary's new Defense Minister, Gen. Istvan Olah, died today, the official Soviet press agency Tass reported from Budapest. He was 59 years old".
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