József Somkuthy

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József Somkuthy
Born (1883-04-20)20 April 1883
Folt, Kingdom of Hungary
Died 18 October 1961(1961-10-18) (aged 78)
Washington, D.C., United States
Allegiance Austria-Hungary Austria-Hungary
Kingdom of Hungary Kingdom of Hungary
Years of service 1903–1936
Rank Colonel General
Battles/wars World War I

József Somkuthy (20 April 1883 – 18 October 1961) was a Hungarian military officer and politician, who served as Minister of Defence for a month in 1936. From 1935 he was the Chief of Army Staff. After the death of Gyula Gömbös he resigned along with the whole members of the cabinet. He was retired. He emigrated to the United States in 1950, settling in Washington, D.C.


Political offices
Preceded by
Miklós Kozma
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Vilmos Rőder
Military offices
Preceded by
Colonel-General Kamilló Kárpáthy
Chief of the General Staff
January 1935 – 2 September 1936
Succeeded by
Lieutenant-General Jenő Rátz