László Piros

László Piros (10 May 1917 – 13 January 2006) was a Hungarian communist politician and military officer, who served as Interior Minister between 1954 and 1956.

László Piros
Minister of the Interior of Hungary
In office
6 June 1954 – 27 October 1956
Prime MinisterImre Nagy
András Hegedüs
Imre Nagy
Preceded byErnő Gerő
Succeeded byFerenc Münnich
Personal details
Born(1917-05-10)10 May 1917
Újkígyós, Austria-Hungary
Died13 January 2006(2006-01-13) (aged 88)
Szeged, Hungary
Political partyMKP, MDP, MSZMP


Piros was born in to an impoverished peasant family. He fought in the Second World War, but he was captured by the Soviets at Voronezh (January 1943). After that he took part in the antifascist movements. Piros worked as a partisan during the end of the war. He was a member of the Provisional National Assembly.[1]

Following the arrest of Gábor Péter, Piros led State Protection Authority (ÁVH) from 1953. As Interior Minister he reexamined the previous years' show trials.

During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 he left the country along with Ernő Gerő and András Hegedüs for the Soviet Union on 28 October, but returned to the country on 3 November. On 10 November, at the request of Hungarian dictator János Kádár, he was sent back to the Soviet Union, and he was stripped of his parliamentary mandate on 9 May 1957. He was allowed to return again to Hungary in August 1958.

From September 1958 he was chief engineer and from 1969 the director of the Pick Szeged salami factory. After his retirement in 1977 Piros served as chairman of the Csongrád County Council of Trade Unions for many years.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by Head of State Protection Authority
Succeeded by
office disestablished
Preceded by Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by

  1. ^ a b "Piros László". 2016-03-03. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2021-07-13.