Emil Bobu

Romanian politician (1927-2014)

Emil Bobu (22 February 1927 – 12 July 2014) was a Romanian Communist activist and politician. He was Interior Minister from 1973 to 1975. He was Labor Minister from 1979 to 1981. He was an influential figure in the later years of the Communist regime until his downfall during the 1989 Revolution.

Emil Bobu
Bobu 1977.jpg
Bobu (left) honored by Nicolae Ceauşescu on his 50th birthday, 1977
Born(1927-02-22)22 February 1927
Died12 July 2014(2014-07-12) (aged 87)
  • Lathe operator
  • Military prosecutor
  • Politician
OrganizationRomanian Communist Party
Criminal charge(s)Aggravated manslaughter
Criminal penaltyTen years
Criminal statusParoled
Spouse(s)Maria Bobu

Bobu died on 12 July 2014 at University Emergency Hospital Bucharest from a heart attack.[1]


  1. (in Romanian)A murit fostul înalt demnitar comunist Emil Bobu, Hotnews, 13 July 2014