Pfeiffer, Zoltán (1900–1981)

Lawyer and politician. Pfeiffer joined the Independent Smallholders’ Party (FKgP) in 1931 and became the party’s legal representative (later chief legal representative) in 1936. He took part in the armed resistance. In 1945 he entered Parliament and was political state secretary at the Justice Ministry until the end of 1946. In the spring of 1947, he left the FKgP, and in August became the founding president of the Hungarian Independence Party and editor-in-chief of its paper, Ellenzék. He gained a seat in Parliament in the blue chits elections on August 31, but was illegally deprived of his seat in November. He then left the country to escape arrest and settled in the United States. In 1949, he became a member of the Hungarian National Commission and in 1950 a member of its executive. He was politically active in the Hungarian Committee after 1958.

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