Minister of Agriculture (Hungary)

The Minister of Agriculture of Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarország földművelésügyi minisztere) is a member of the Hungarian cabinet and the head of the Ministry of Agriculture. The current agriculture minister is István Nagy.

The position was called Minister of Agriculture, Industry and Trade (Hungarian: földmívelés-, ipar-, és kereskedelemügyi miniszter) from 1848 to 1889, People's Commissar of Agriculture (Hungarian: földmívelésügyi népbiztos) during the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919, Minister of Agriculture and Food (Hungarian: mezőgazdasági és élelmezésügyi miniszter) between 1967 and 1990, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (Hungarian: földművelésügyi és vidékfejlesztési miniszter) from 1998 till 2010 and Minister of Rural Development (Hungarian: vidékfejlesztési miniszter) between 2010 and 2014.

This page is a list of Ministers of Agriculture of Hungary.

Ministers of Agriculture, Industry and Trade (1848–1889)Edit

Hungarian Kingdom (1848–1849)Edit

Parties   Opposition Party

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Gábor Klauzál
(1804–1866)
23 March 1848 2 October 1848 Opposition Party Batthyány Last Diet
1 (1848)
 

 

Committee of National Defence 2 October 1848 14 April 1849 Committee of National Defence

Hungarian State (1849)Edit

Parties   Opposition Party

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
(—)   Committee of National Defence 14 April 1849 2 May 1849 Committee of National Defence 1 (1848)
  Kázmér Batthyány
(1807–1854)
acting
2 May 1849 11 August 1849 Opposition Party Szemere

After the collapse of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Hungarian Kingdom became an integral part of the Austrian Empire until 1867, when dual Austro-Hungarian Monarchy was created.

Hungarian Kingdom (1867–1889)Edit

Parties   Deák Party/Liberal Party

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
2   István Gorove
(1819–1881)
20 February 1867 23 May 1870 Deák Party Andrássy
DP
3 (1865)
4 (1869)
3   József Szlávy
(1818–1900)
23 May 1870 14 November 1871 Deák Party Andrássy
DP
14 November 1871 5 December 1872 Lónyay
DP
5 (1872)
4   József Zichy
(1841–1924)
5 December 1872 21 March 1874 Deák Party Szlávy
DP
5   György Bartal
(1820–1875)
21 March 1874 2 March 1875 Deák Party Bittó
DPBK
6   Lajos Simonyi
(1824–1894)
2 March 1875 20 October 1875 Liberal Party Wenckheim
SZP
20 October 1875 21 August 1876 K. Tisza
SZP
6 (1875)
  Ágoston Trefort
(1817–1888)
acting
21 August 1876 4 December 1878 Liberal Party
7 (1878)
7   Gábor Kemény
(1830–1888)
4 December 1878 12 October 1882 Liberal Party
8 (1881)
8   Pál Széchenyi
(1838–1901)
12 October 1882 8 April 1889 Liberal Party
9 (1884)
10 (1887)
9   Gyula Szapáry
(1832–1905)
8 April 1889 15 June 1889 Liberal Party

Ministers of Agriculture (1889–1919)Edit

Hungarian Kingdom (1889–1918)Edit

Parties   Deák Party/Liberal Party/National Party of Work   National Constitution Party   F48P/F48P–Károlyi   Constitution Party of '48   National Independence Agrarian Party of '48 (O48FGP)   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
(9)   Gyula Szapáry
(1832–1905)
15 June 1889 15 March 1890 Liberal Party K. Tisza
SZP
10 (1887)
10   András Bethlen
(1847–1898)
15 March 1890 17 November 1892 Liberal Party Szapáry
SZP
11 (1892)
17 November 1892 10 June 1894 Wekerle I
SZP
  Géza Fejérváry
(1833–1914)
acting
10 June 1894 16 July 1894 Independent
11   Andor Festetics
(1843–1930)
16 July 1894 15 January 1895 Liberal Party
15 January 1895 2 November 1895 Bánffy
SZP
12   Ignác Darányi
(1849–1927)
1st term
2 November 1895 26 February 1899 Liberal Party
12 (1896)
26 February 1899 27 June 1903 Széll
SZP
13 (1901)
27 June 1903 3 November 1903 Khuen-Héderváry I
SZP
13   Béla Tallián
(1851–1921)
3 November 1903 18 June 1905 Liberal Party I. Tisza I
SZP
14   Endre György
(1848–1927)
18 June 1905 18 October 1905 Liberal Party Fejérváry
SZP
14 (1905)
15   Artúr Feilitzsch
(1859–1925)
18 October 1905 8 April 1906 Liberal Party
(12)   Ignác Darányi
(1849–1927)
2nd term
8 April 1906 17 January 1910 National Constitution Party Wekerle II
F48POAP–KNP–PDP
15 (1906)
16   Béla Serényi
(1866–1919)
1st term
17 January 1910 22 April 1912 National Party of Work Khuen-Héderváry II
NMP
16 (1910)
22 April 1912 10 June 1913 Lukács
NMP
17   Imre Ghillány
(1860–1922)
10 June 1913 15 June 1917 National Party of Work I. Tisza II
NMP
18   Béla Mezőssy
(1870–1939)
15 June 1917 23 August 1917 F48P Esterházy
NMPF48POAP–PDP–KNP
23 August 1917 25 January 1918 Wekerle III
NMPF48POAP–PDP–KNP
  Sándor Wekerle
(1848–1921)
acting
25 January 1918 11 February 1918 Constitution Party of '48
(16)   Béla Serényi
(1866–1919)
2nd term
11 February 1918 31 October 1918 National Party of Work
  István Szabó de Nagyatád
(1863–1924)
30 October 1918 31 October 1918 O48FGP Hadik
not formed
19   Barna Buza
(1873–1944)
31 October 1918 16 November 1918 F48P–Károlyi M. Károlyi
F48P–Károlyi–PRP–MSZDP
MNT (—)

Hungarian People's Republic (1918–1919)Edit

Parties   F48P–Károlyi

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Barna Buza
(1873–1944)
16 November 1918 19 January 1919 F48P–Károlyi M. Károlyi
F48P–Károlyi–PRP–MSZDP
MNT (—)
19 January 1919 21 March 1919 Berinkey
F48P–Károlyi–PRP–MSZDP–OKGFP

People's Commissars of Justice (1919)Edit

Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)Edit

Parties   MSZP/SZKMMP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Sándor Csizmadia
(1871–1929)
serving with György Nyisztor,
Jenő Hamburger and Károly Vántus
21 March 1919 3 April 1919 MSZP Central Executive Council
MSZP/SZKMMP
TOGY (—)
1   György Nyisztor
(1869–1956)
serving with Sándor Csizmadia,
Jenő Hamburger and Károly Vántus
21 March 1919 24 June 1919 MSZP/SZKMMP
1   Jenő Hamburger
(1883–1936)
serving with Sándor Csizmadia,
György Nyisztor and Károly Vántus
21 March 1919 1 August 1919 MSZP/SZKMMP
1   Károly Vántus
(1879–1927)
serving with Sándor Csizmadia,
György Nyisztor and Jenő Hamburger
21 March 1919 1 August 1919 MSZP/SZKMMP

Counter-revolutionary governments (1919)Edit

Parties   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
  János Kintzig
(1870–1939)
5 May 1919 31 May 1919 Independent Arad
31 May 1919 6 June 1919 Szeged I
6 June 1919 12 July 1919 Szeged II

Ministers of Agriculture (1919–1967)Edit

Hungarian People's Republic (1919)Edit

Parties   MSZDP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   József Takács
(1884–1961)
1 August 1919 6 August 1919
(deposed)
MSZDP Peidl
MSZDP

Hungarian Republic (1919–1920)Edit

Parties   National Smallholders and Agricultural Labourers Party (OKGFP)   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
  Loránd Győry
(1871–1926)
acting
7 August 1919 15 August 1919 Independent Friedrich
KNP/KNEP–OKGFP
1   István Szabó de Nagyatád
(1863–1924)
1st term
15 August 1919 27 August 1919 OKGFP
2   Gyula Rubinek
(1865–1922)
27 August 1919 24 November 1919 OKGFP
24 November 1919 29 February 1920 Huszár
KNEP–OKGFP–MSZDP–NDPP

Hungarian Kingdom (1920–1946)Edit

Parties   National Smallholders and Agricultural Labourers Party (OKGFP)   EPNEPMÉP   Transylvanian Party   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Gyula Rubinek
(1865–1922)
29 February 1920 15 March 1920 OKGFP Huszár
KNEP–OKGFP–MSZDP–NDPP
15 March 1920 19 July 1920 Simonyi-Semadam
KNEP–OKGFP
17 (1920)
19 July 1920 15 August 1920 Teleki I
KNEP–OKGFP
2   István Szabó de Nagyatád
(1863–1924)
2nd term
15 August 1920 14 April 1921 OKGFP
14 April 1921 3 December 1921 Bethlen
(KNEP–OKGFP)→EP
3   János Mayer
(1871–1955)
1st term
3 December 1921 2 February 1922 OKGFP
(3) 2 February 1922 16 June 1922 EP
(2)   István Szabó de Nagyatád
(1863–1924)
3rd term
16 June 1922 14 October 1924 EP 18 (1922)
  István Bethlen
(1874–1946)
acting
14 October 1924 15 November 1924 EP
(3)   János Mayer
(1871–1955)
2nd term
15 November 1924 24 August 1931 EP
19 (1926)
20 (1931)
4   Béla Ivády
(1873–1962)
24 August 1931 4 February 1932 EP G. Károlyi
EPKGSZP
5 Emil Purgly
(1880–1964)
4 February 1932 1 October 1932 EP
6   Miklós Kállay
(1887–1967)
1 October 1932 9 January 1935 NEP Gömbös
NEP
7   Kálmán Darányi
(1886–1939)
9 January 1935 12 October 1936 NEP
21 (1935)
12 October 1936 9 March 1938 Darányi
NEP
8 Ferenc Marschall
(1887–1970)
9 March 1938 14 May 1938 NEP
9 Sándor Sztranyavszky
(1882–1942)
14 May 1938 15 November 1938 NEP Imrédy
NEP
10   Mihály Teleki
(1896–1991)
15 November 1938 16 February 1939 NEP
16 February 1939 30 December 1940 MÉP Teleki II
MÉP
22 (1939)
11   Dániel Bánffy
(1893–1955)
30 December 1940 3 April 1941 Transylvanian Party
3 April 1941 9 March 1942 Bárdossy
MÉP
9 March 1942 22 March 1944
(deposed)
Kállay
MÉP
12   Béla Jurcsek
(1893–1945)
22 March 1944 29 August 1944 MÉP Sztójay
MÉP–MMP
29 August 1944 16 October 1944
(deposed)
Lakatos
MÉP

Government of National Unity (1944–1945)Edit

Parties   Arrow Cross Party

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Fidél Pálffy
(1895–1946)
16 October 1944 28 March 1945 NYKP Szálasi
NYKP–MMP

Soviet-backed provisional governments (1944–1946)Edit

Parties   MKP   FKGP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Imre Nagy
(1896–1958)
22 December 1944 15 November 1945 MKP Provisional National Government
FKGPMKPMSZDPNPPPDP
INGY (1944)
2   Béla Kovács
(1885–1950)
15 November 1945 1 February 1946 FKGP Tildy
FKGPMKPMSZDPNPP
23 (1945)

Hungarian Republic (1946–1949)Edit

Parties   FKGP   NPP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Béla Kovács
(1885–1950)
1 February 1946 23 February 1946 FKGP F. Nagy
FKGPMKPMSZDPNPP
23 (1945)
2   István Dobi
(1898–1968)
1st term
23 February 1946 20 November 1946 FKGP
3   Károly Bárányos
(1892–1956)
20 November 1946 31 May 1947 FKGP
31 May 1947 24 September 1947 Dinnyés
MKPFKGPMSZDPNPP
24 (1947)
4   Árpád Szabó
(1878–1948)
24 September 1947 16 April 1948 FKGP
(2)   István Dobi
(1898–1968)
2nd term
16 April 1948 9 December 1948 FKGP
István Dobi
(1898–1968)
acting
9 December 1948 10 December 1948
5   István Csala
(1899–1987)
10 December 1948 11 June 1949 FKGP Dobi
MDPFKGPNPP
6   Ferenc Erdei
(1910–1971)
11 June 1949 20 August 1949 NPP Dobi
MDPFKGPNPP
25 (1949)

Hungarian People's Republic (1949–1967)Edit

Parties   MDP-MSZMP   FKGP   MSZP   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Ferenc Erdei
(1910–1971)
1st term
20 August 1949 14 August 1952 Independent Dobi
MDP
25 (1949)
14 August 1952 4 July 1953 Rákosi
MDP
2   András Hegedüs
(1922–1977)
4 July 1953 30 October 1954 MDP I. Nagy I
MDP
26 (1953)
(1)   Ferenc Erdei
(1910–1971)
2nd term
30 October 1954 18 April 1955 Independent
18 April 1955 15 November 1955 Hegedüs
MDP
3   János Matolcsi
(1923–1983)
15 November 1955 24 October 1956 MDP
4   Béla Kovács
(1885–1950)
24 October 1956 3 November 1956 FKGP I. Nagy II
MDP/MSZMPFKGP
5   Imre Dögei
(1912–1964)
4 November 1956 28 January 1958 MSZMP Kádár I
MSZMP
28 January 1958 15 January 1960 Münnich
MSZMP
27 (1958)
6   Pál Losonczi
(1919–2005)
15 January 1960 13 September 1961 MSZMP
13 September 1961 30 June 1965 Kádár II
MSZMP
28 (1963)
30 June 1965 14 April 1967 Kállai
MSZMP

Ministers of Agriculture and Food (1967–1990)Edit

Hungarian People's Republic (1967–1989)Edit

Parties   MSZMP   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Imre Dimény
(1922–2017)
14 April 1967 15 May 1975 MSZMP Fock
MSZMP
29 (1967)
30 (1971)
15 May 1975 4 July 1975 Lázár
MSZMP
2   Pál Romány
(1929–2019)
4 July 1975 27 June 1980 MSZMP 31 (1975)
3   Jenő Váncsa
(1928–2016)
27 June 1980 25 June 1987 MSZMP 32 (1980)
33 (1985)
25 June 1987 24 November 1988 Grósz
MSZMP
24 November 1988 10 May 1989 Németh
(MSZMP)→MSZP
4   Csaba Hütter
(1943–)
10 May 1989 7 October 1989 MSZMP
(4) 7 October 1989 23 October 1989 Independent

Hungarian Republic (1989–1990)Edit

Parties   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
  Csaba Hütter
(1943–)
provisional
23 October 1989 23 May 1990 Independent Németh
MSZP

Ministers of Agriculture (1990–1998)Edit

Hungarian Republic (1990–2006)Edit

Parties   FKGP   EKGP   MSZP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Ferenc József Nagy
(1923–2019)
23 May 1990 16 January 1991 FKGP Antall
MDFFKGPKDNP
34 (1990)
2   Elemér Gergátz
(1942–2019)
16 January 1991 24 February 1992 FKGP
(2) 24 February 1992 22 February 1993 EKGP
3   János Szabó
(1937–2021)
22 February 1993 21 December 1993 EKGP
21 December 1993 15 July 1994 Boross
MDF–EKGP–KDNP
4   László Lakos
(1945–)
15 July 1994 15 December 1996 MSZP Horn
MSZPSZDSZ
35 (1994)
5   Frigyes Nagy
(1939–)
15 December 1996 8 July 1998 MSZP

Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Development (1998–2010)Edit

Hungarian Republic (1998–2010)Edit

Parties   FKGP   MSZP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   József Torgyán
(1932–2017)
8 July 1998 15 February 2001 FKGP Orbán I
FideszFKGPMDF
36 (1998)
  Imre Boros
(1947–)
acting
15 February 2001 25 March 2001 FKGP
2   András Vonza
(1955–)
25 March 2001 27 May 2002 FKGP
3   Imre Németh
(1955–)
27 May 2002 4 October 2004 MSZP Medgyessy
MSZPSZDSZ
37 (2002)
4 October 2004 1 May 2005 Gyurcsány I
MSZPSZDSZ
4   József Gráf
(1946–)
1 May 2005 9 June 2006 MSZP
9 June 2006 14 April 2009 Gyurcsány II
MSZPSZDSZ
38 (2006)
14 April 2009 29 May 2010 Bajnai
MSZP

Ministers of Rural Development (2010–2014)Edit

Hungarian Republic / Hungary (2010–2014)Edit

Parties   Fidesz

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Sándor Fazekas
(1963–)
29 May 2010 6 June 2014 Fidesz Orbán II
FideszKDNP
39 (2010)

Ministers of Agriculture (2014–present)Edit

Hungary (2014–present)Edit

Parties   Fidesz

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Sándor Fazekas
(1963–)
6 June 2014 18 May 2018 Fidesz Orbán III
FideszKDNP
40 (2014)
2   István Nagy
(1967–)
18 May 2018 Incumbent Fidesz Orbán IV
FideszKDNP
41 (2018)

See alsoEdit