Barna Buza

Barna Buza
Minister of Agriculture of Hungary
In office
31 October 1918  21 March 1919
Preceded by Béla Serényi
Succeeded by Sándor Csizmadia
György Nyisztor
Jenő Hamburger
Károly Vántus
Personal details
Born (1873-01-01)1 January 1873
Tolcsva, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary
Died 2 May 1944(1944-05-02) (aged 71)
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Political party Independence Party, United Party of Independence and of 1848 (Károlyi Party)
Profession politician, jurist
The native form of this personal name is Buza Barna. This article uses the Western name order.

Barna Buza (1 January 1873 – 2 May 1944) was a Hungarian politician and jurist, who served as Minister of Agriculture from 1918 to 1919 and as interim Minister of Justice for few days in 1918.

He worked as an editor of the Felsőmagyarországi Hírlap from 1897. He was a member of the House of Representatives between 1905 and 1910. Later he functioned as editor of the Budapest (from 1906) and Magyarország (from 1908) newspapers. He went with Mihály Károlyi to the politician's country tour in the United States in 1914.

From 31 October 1918 he served as Minister of Agriculture, he represented Károlyi's land reform ideas. He created the "People's Law" (1919: 36. tc.), which was about the land distribution. As acting justice minister he took part in the foundation of the Defence League of the Hungarian Territorial Integrity with a promotion.

During the Hungarian Soviet Republic he published anti-communist and revisionist works. From 1921 he practized as a lawyer in the capital city. He wrote many poems and literature works using the pseudonym of Krónikás (Chronicler).


Political offices
Preceded by
Béla Serényi
Minister of Agriculture
Succeeded by
Sándor Csizmadia
György Nyisztor
Jenő Hamburger
Károly Vántus
Preceded by
Gusztáv Tőry
Minister of Justice

Succeeded by
Dénes Berinkey

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