Tibor Zsitvay

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Tibor Zsitvay
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Minister of Justice of Hungary
In office
4 February 1929 – 1 October 1932
Preceded by István Bethlen
Succeeded by Andor Lázár
Personal details
Born (1884-11-10)November 10, 1884
Pozsony, Austria-Hungary
Died 9 July 1969(1969-07-09) (aged 84)
Alpnach, Switzerland
Political party Christian National Party, Unity Party, Party of National Unity
Spouse(s) Margit Feichtinger
Children Katalin
Profession politician, jurist

Tibor Zsitvay de Zsitvatő (10 November 1884 – 9 July 1969) was a Hungarian politician and jurist, who served as Minister of Justice between 1929 and 1932. He finished law studies at the University of Budapest. He was the counsel of the Hungarian Railways from 1909 to 1919. After the fall of the Hungarian Soviet Republic he was one of the founders of the Christian National Party. He was delegated to the position of commissioner of Kecskemét between 1919 and 1920. He left his party in 1920 and became lawyer again.

He worked as the attorney general of the MÁV in 1920-26. He became a member of the Diet of Hungary in 1922 and served as Deputy Speaker in 1924. He served as Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary between 1926 and 1929. After that he was appointed Minister of Justice by István Bethlen. Zsitvay held the position in the cabinet of Gyula Károlyi too. During his ministership, the two communist leaders, Sándor Fürst and Imre Sallai were executed. He represented Kecskemét from 1931. He was the leader of the Party of National Unity in Budapest during this time. He left the governing party in 1938. He emigrated to Switzerland in 1944.


Political offices
Preceded by
Béla Scitovszky
Speaker of the National Assembly
Succeeded by
Gyula Wlassics
House of Magnates
Succeeded by
House of Representatives
Preceded by
office created
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Succeeded by
László Almásy
Preceded by
István Bethlen
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Andor Lázár