Finland: Heads of State: 1919-2016

Tasavallan Presidentti = Republikens President [1]
26 Jul 1919 - 1 Mar 1925 Karlo Juho Ståhlberg [2]
1 Mar 1925 - 1 Mar 1931 Lauri Kristian Relander [3]
1 Mar 1931 - 1 Mar 1937 Pehr Evind Svinhufvud af Qvalstad (x)
1 Mar 1937 - 19 Dec 1940 Kyösti Kallio [4][5]
Pääministeri = Statsminister (ex officio)
19 Dec 1940 - 21 Dec 1940 Risto Heikki Ryti [6]
Tasavallan Presidentti = Republikens President [1]
21 Dec 1940 - 4 Aug 1944 Risto Heikki Ryti (x)
4 Aug 1944 - 11 Mar 1946 Friherre (= Vapaaherra) Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (x)
11 Mar 1946 - 1 Mar 1956 Juho Kusti Paasikivi [7]
1 Mar 1956 - 27 Jan 1982 Urho Kaleva Kekkonen
27 Jan 1982 - 1 Mar 1994 Mauno Henrik Koivisto
1 Mar 1994 - 1 Mar 2000 Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari
1 Mar 2000 - 1 Mar 2012 Tarja Kaarina Halonen
1 Mar 2012 - Sauli Väinämö Niinistö

[1] This is the style documented in the legislation; the style referred to in the presidential affirmation of office prescribed by the Constitution of 1999 is Suomen tasavallan presidentti (Finnish) and President för republiken Finland (Swedish).
[2] Original name: Carl Johan Ståhlberg
[3] Original name: Lars Kristian Relander
[4] Original name: Gustaf Kalliokangas
[5] Suomen kansanhallituksen puheenjohtaja (in dissidence)
  1 Dec 1939 - 12 Mar 1940 Otto Ville Kuusinen (original name: Otto Wilhelm Kuusinen)
[6] Original name: Risto Henrik Ryti
[7] Original name: Johan August Hellstén
Last updated on: 01 Oct 2012 11:53:11