Risto Ryti

President of Finland (1889–1956)

Risto Heikki Ryti (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈristo ˈhei̯kːi ˈryti]; 3 February 1889 – 25 October 1956) was a Finnish politician. He was the fifth President of Finland from 1940 to 1944.[1] He was also the 14th Prime Minister of Finland between 1939 until 1940.

Risto Ryti

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Risto Ryti in 1939
5th President of Finland
In office
19 December 1940 – 4 August 1944
Prime MinisterJukka Rangell
Edwin Linkomies
Preceded byKyösti Kallio
Succeeded byC. G. E. Mannerheim
14th Prime Minister of Finland
In office
1 December 1939 – 19 December 1940
PresidentKyösti Kallio
Preceded byAimo Cajander
Succeeded byJukka Rangell
Minister of Finance
In office
14 November 1922 – 18 January 1924
Prime MinisterKyösti Kallio
Preceded byErnst Gråsten
Succeeded byHugo Relander
In office
9 April 1921 – 2 June 1922
Prime MinisterJuho Vennola
Preceded byJonathan Wartiovaara
Succeeded byErnst Gråsten
Personal details
Born
Risto Heikki Ryti

(1889-02-03)3 February 1889
Huittinen, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
Died25 October 1956(1956-10-25) (aged 67)
Helsinki, Finland
NationalityFinnish
Political partyNational Progressive
Spouse(s)Gerda Ryti
ChildrenEva Saxén

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto.[permanent dead link]

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