István Vásáry

István Vásáry (29 January 1887 – 25 August 1955) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Finance between 1944 and 1945 in the Interim National Government. He studied law in his birthplace. He was the mayor of Debrecen between 1928 and 1935. He became representative as member of the Smallholders Party in 1939. After 1945 he led the party's right-wing side. On 12 March 1946 he was excluded from the party onto the pressure of the Hungarian Communist Party. Vásáry retired from the politics in 1947.

István Vásáry
Minister of Finance of Hungary
In office
22 December 1944 (officially 27 March 1945) – 21 July 1945
Preceded byLajos Reményi-Schneller
Succeeded byImre Oltványi
Personal details
Born(1887-01-29)January 29, 1887
Debrecen, Austria-Hungary
Died25 August 1955(1955-08-25) (aged 68)
Debrecen, People's Republic of Hungary
Political partyFKGP
Professionpolitician, economist


Political offices
Preceded by
György Magoss
Mayor of Debrecen
Succeeded by
Sándor Kölcsey
Preceded by
Jenő Rátz
House of Magnates
Speaker of the Provisional National Assembly

Succeeded by
Béla Zsedényi
Preceded by
András Tasnádi Nagy
House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lajos Reményi-Schneller
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Imre Oltványi