Béla Varga (politician)

Béla Varga
Born (1903-02-18)February 18, 1903
Börcs, Börcs County, Kingdom of Hungary
Died October 13, 1995(1995-10-13) (aged 92)
Nationality Hungarian
Occupation Priest, politician
The native form of this personal name is Varga Béla. This article uses the Western name order.

Béla Varga (1903–1995)[1] was a Hungarian Catholic priest and politician. He was one of the founders of the Independent Smallholders' Party. Varga was arrested by the Soviet troops in 1945 and sentenced to death, but released and served as Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary February 7, 1946 – July 3, 1947. Msgr. Varga emigrated to the United States in 1947, where he worked as a priest in New York City, but returned to his native country after the communists lost their power.


  1. "Bela Varga; Hungarian Politician, 92". New York Times. 15 October 1995. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ferenc Nagy
Speaker of the National Assembly
Succeeded by
Árpád Szabó
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