László Piros

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László Piros
Minister of the Interior of Hungary
In office
6 June 1954 – 27 October 1956
Preceded by Ernő Gerő
Succeeded by Ferenc Münnich
Personal details
Born (1917-05-10)May 10, 1917
Újkígyós, Hungary
Died 13 January 2006(2006-01-13) (aged 88)
Szeged, Hungary
Political party Hungarian Communist Party, Hungarian Worker's Party, MSZMP
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is Piros László. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

László Piros (10 May 1917 – 13 January 2006) was a Hungarian communist politician and military officer, who served as Interior Minister between 1954 and 1956.


He fought in the Second World War, but he was captured by the Soviets at Voronezh (January 1943). After that he took part in the antifascist movements. Piros worked as a partisan during the end of the war. He was a member of the Provisional National Assembly.

Following the arrest of Gábor Péter, Piros led State Protection Authority (ÁVH) from 1953. As Interior Minister he reexamined the previous years' show trials.

During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 he left the country along with Ernő Gerő and András Hegedüs to the Soviet Union. Later he returned to home.


Political offices
Preceded by
Gábor Péter
Head of State Protection Authority
Succeeded by
office disestablished
Preceded by
Ernő Gerő
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Ferenc Münnich