László Budinszky

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László Budinszky
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Minister of Justice of Hungary
In office
16 October 1944 – 27 March 1945
Prime Minister Ferenc Szálasi
Preceded by Gábor Vladár
Succeeded by Ágoston Valentiny
Personal details
Born (1895-10-24)24 October 1895
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died 9 March 1946(1946-03-09) (aged 50)
Budapest, Second Hungarian Republic
Political party Arrow Cross Party
Profession politician

László Budinszky (24 October 1895 – 9 March 1946) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Justice between 1944 and 1945. He prepared the proposal about the formation of the Leader of the Nation position. He also ordered that the political convicts should be handed over to the Nazi authorities. After the fall of Budapest he tried to escape into Western Europe but the arrival American troops captured him with other members of the Arrow Cross Party's government. He was tried by the People's Tribunal in Budapest in open sessions and sentenced to death for war crimes and high treason. Budinszky was hanged in 1946 in Budapest.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gábor Vladár
Minister of Justice
1944–1945
Succeeded by
Ágoston Valentiny