Latvia: Heads of State: 1922-1940

Valsts prezidenta pienākumu izpildītājs | Acting State President
7 Nov 1922 - 18 Nov 1922 Jānis Čakste [1]
Valsts prezidents | State President
18 Nov 1922 - 3 Nov 1925 Jānis Čakste (x)
Valsts prezidenta pienākumu izpildītājs | Acting State President
3 Nov 1925 - 10 Nov 1925 Pauls Kalniņš
Valsts prezidents | State President
10 Nov 1925 - 14 Mar 1927 Jānis Čakste (x)
Valsts prezidenta pienākumu izpildītājs | Acting State President
14 Mar 1927 - 8 Apr 1927 Pauls Kalniņš (x)
Valsts prezidents | State President
8 Apr 1927 - 8 Apr 1930 Gustavs Zemgals (x)
Valsts prezidenta pienākumu izpildītājs | Acting State President
8 Apr 1930 - 11 Apr 1930 Pauls Kalniņš (x)
Valsts prezidents | State President
11 Apr 1930 - 11 Apr 1936 Alberts Kviesis
11 Apr 1936 - 21 Jul 1940 Kārlis Augusts Vilhelms Ulmanis [2][3]
21 Jul 1940 - 25 Aug 1940 Augusts Kirhenšteins [4]

[1] In capacity of the (former) President of the Constituent Assembly (Satversmes Sapulces prezidents), Čakste was authorised to exercise the functions of head of state until the election of a State President (Valsts prezidents) in accordance with Art. 8 of an act passed 20 Jun 1922 by the Constituent Assembly (Valdības Vēstnesis, No. 141, 30 Jun 1922, p. 2). The application of Constitutional provisions with regard to the authority of the Chairman of the Saeimas (Saeimas priekšsēdētājs) (Frīdrihs Vesmanis, in office 7 Nov 1922 - 13 Mar 1925) to act as provisional head of state is effectively suspended by the cited legislation.
[2] Ulmanis was appointed to exercise the functions of the State President (Valsts prezidents) by an act signed by the State President 19 Mar 1936 (effective 11 Apr 1936) (Valdības Vēstnesis, No. 65, 19 Mar 1936, p. 1); Ulmanis assumed the style Valsts prezidents when he took office.
[3] When holding two offices (Valsts prezidents and Ministru prezidents) normally uses the style Valsts un Ministru prezidents in documentation 11 Apr 1936 - 21 Jun 1940.
[4] When holding two offices (Valsts prezidents and Ministru prezidents) normally uses the style Valsts un Ministru prezidents in documentation 21 Jul 1940 - 25 Aug 1940.
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