Ferenc Somogyi

Ferenc Somogyi
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
In office
1 November 2004  9 June 2006
Preceded by László Kovács
Succeeded by Kinga Göncz
Personal details
Born (1945-09-01) 1 September 1945
Hartkirchen, Austria
Political party Independent
Children 1 daughter
2 sons
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is Somogyi Ferenc. This article uses the Western name order.

Ferenc Somogyi (born 1 September 1945 in Hartkirchen, Austria) is a former Hungarian Ambassador to the United States.[1]


Ferenc Somogyi with President Bush upon presentation of his credentials as Ambassador to the U.S., September 18, 2007

A former businessman, he is a member of the Hungarian Socialist Party and served as foreign minister from November 1, 2004 until a cabinet shuffle in June 2006.[2] His appointment to that position was announced in September 2004. Previously, he was the deputy ambassador to the United Nations during the 1980s in Hungary's communist government, and was a telephone company executive during the 1990s. In late 2007, Mr. Somogyi was appointed Hungarian Ambassador to the United States.[1]

Private life

Father of three children.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 "AMBASSADOR FERENC SOMOGYI". Embassy of Hungary. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
  2. "Hungarian Foreign Ministers from 7 April 1848 to Our Days". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
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Political offices
Preceded by
László Kovács
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Kinga Göncz
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
András Simonyi
Hungarian Ambassador to the United States
Succeeded by
Béla Szombati
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