Pál Ilku

Pál Ilku
Minister of Education of Hungary
In office
13 September 1961 – 13 July 1973
Preceded by Valéria Benke
Succeeded by Miklós Nagy
Personal details
Born (1912-10-08)8 October 1912
Bulcsu, Kingdom of Hungary
Died 13 July 1973(1973-07-13) (aged 60)
People's Republic of Hungary
Political party MKP, MDP, MSZMP
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is Ilku Pál. This article uses the Western name order.

Pál Ilku (8 October 1912 – 13 July 1973) was a Hungarian soldier and politician, who served as Minister of Education from 1961 until his death. He had significant part in the organizing of the police strengths (pufajkások) which consolidated the János Kádár regime after the crushing of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.


  • Magyar Életrajzi Lexikon
Political offices
Preceded by
Valéria Benke
Minister of Education
Succeeded by
Miklós Nagy

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