József Darvas

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József Darvas
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Minister of Religion and Education of Hungary
In office
25 February 1950 – 19 May 1951
Preceded by Gyula Ortutay
Succeeded by Himself, as Minister of Education
Minister of Education of Hungary
In office
19 May 1951 – 4 July 1953
Preceded by Himself, as Minister of Religion and Education
Succeeded by Tibor Erdey-Grúz
Minister of Culture of Hungary
In office
4 July 1953 – 27 October 1956
Preceded by József Révai
Succeeded by György Lukács
Personal details
Born (1912-02-10)10 February 1912
Orosháza, Austria-Hungary
Died 3 December 1973(1973-12-03) (aged 61)
Budapest, People's Republic of Hungary
Political party National Peasant Party, MSZMP
Profession writer, publicist, politician
The native form of this personal name is Darvas József. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

József Darvas (born as József Dumitrás; 10 February 1912 – 3 December 1973) was a Hungarian writer and politician, who served as Minister of Religion and Education between 1950 and 1951, as Minister of Education between 1951 and 1953 and as Minister of Culture between 1953 and 1956. He was member of the Presidential Council of the People's Republic of Hungary since 1971.


Political offices
Preceded by
Gyula Ortutay
Minister of Religion and Education
Succeeded by
post abolished
Preceded by
post established
Minister of Education
Succeeded by
Tibor Erdey-Grúz
Preceded by
József Révai
Minister of Culture
Succeeded by
György Lukács