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VÉSZI, JOSEPH:

Hungarian editor and deputy; born at Arad Nov. 6, 1858. He was educated at the gymnasium of his native town, and studied philosophy, literature, and languages at Budapest. In his early youth he was a poet, and in the seventies his lyrical productions were accepted by the best literary periodicals, while two volumes of his verses were published at Budapest in 1880 under the titles "A Bánat Dalaiból" and "Traviata, Dalok Egy Tévedt Nöhöz." Since 1877 he has devoted himself to journalism, advocating liberal views. He was for some time editor of the "Budapester Tagblatt," and contributed leaders and stories to the "Pester Lloyd." In 1894 he became editor-in-chief of the "Pesti Napló," and in 1896 he founded the "Budapesti Napló."

Vészi is president of the journalistic club of Budapest, and vice-president of the picture salon and of the club of amateur musicians in that city. He is also master of the masonic lodge "Reform." In 1899 he was elected to the Hungarian Parliament from the district of Szász Sebes; and in 1901, from the third district of the capital. At present (1905) he represents the third district of Budapest. He takes an active interest in all Jewish affairs.

Bibliography:
  • Sturm, Országgyülési Almanach, 1901-6;
  • Pallas Lex.
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