István Sarlós

István Sarlós (30 October 1921 – 19 June 2006) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary between 1984 and 1988.

István Sarlós
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Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
19 December 1984 – 29 June 1988
Preceded byAntal Apró
Succeeded byIstván Stadinger
Personal details
Born(1921-10-30)30 October 1921
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Died19 June 2006(2006-06-19) (aged 84)
Budapest, Hungary
Political partySZDP, MDP, MSZMP
István Sarlós in Erfurt in 1976

He was born in Budapest. His parents (István Scheithauer, later Sarlós and Erzsébet Till) were members of the Social Democratic Party since 1922. His father was deportated by the Arrow Cross Party's men because of his participation in the rebel movements. He died in the Dachau concentration camp in 1944. Sarlós' brother, Ferenc held the position of Chief of the Budapest District XVII (Rákosmente) Police.

He was a member of the National Assembly of Hungary from 1963 to 1990. In 1966 he was appointed member of the Central Committee of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party. He also held the position of deputy chairman of the National Council of the Patriotic People's Front. He was the chief editor of the Népszabadság between 1970 and 1974. From 1974 to 1982 he served as general secretary of the National Council of the Patriotic People's Front. He became a member of the communist party's Political Committee too.

Between 1982 and 1984 he served as Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary. After that he was appointed legislative speaker. He resigned in 1988 and became Deputy Chairman of the Hungarian Presidential Council. He retired from the politics after the end of Communism.

Sarlós died on 19 June 2006 at the age of 84.


Political offices
Preceded by
Antal Apró
Speaker of the National Assembly
Succeeded by
István Stadinger