Béla Varga (politician)
Béla Varga (1903–1995) 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.
|Member of the High National Council|
7 December 1945 – 8 January 1946
|Preceded by||Béla MiklósBéla ZsedényiMátyás Rákosi|
|Succeeded by||Zoltán Tildyas President of the Republic|
|Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary|
7 February 1946 – 3 July 1947
|Preceded by||Ferenc Nagy|
|Succeeded by||Árpád Szabó|
|Born||February 18, 1903|
|Died||October 13, 1995 (aged 92)|
- "Bela Varga; Hungarian Politician, 92". New York Times. 15 October 1995. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
| Speaker of the National Assembly