Lóránt Hegedüs

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Lóránt Hegedüs
Minister of Finance of Hungary
In office
16 December 1920 – 27 September 1921
Preceded by Frigyes Korányi
Succeeded by Lajos Hegyeshalmi
Personal details
Born (1872-06-28)28 June 1872
Pest, Austria-Hungary
Died 1 January 1943(1943-01-01) (aged 70)
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Political party Party of National Work
Profession politician, economist
The native form of this personal name is Hegedüs Lóránt. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Lóránt Hegedüs (28 June 1872 – 1 January 1943) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Finance between 1920 and 1921. He finished his studies in Berlin and London. After that he started his career in the Ministry of Finance, then he worked in the United States when he researched the emigration cases. Hegedüs served as chairman of the Hungarian Trade Bank. Pál Teleki appointed him Minister of Finance, Hegedüs kept his position in the István Bethlen cabinet. From 1920 he was member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Kisfaludy Society. He took a part in the literary fights of his age, opposite the conservative forces' attacks he protected Endre Ady. Hegedüs had works dealing with economic, taxation and emigration questions reported.


Political offices
Preceded by
Frigyes Korányi
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Lajos Hegyeshalmi