Åke Gartz

Åke Henrik Gartz (9 June 1888[1][2] in Helsinki – 29 March 1974 in Karis) was a Finnish politician. Gartz served as Minister of Trade and Industry in the J. K. Paasikivi II and III Cabinet from 1944 to 1946,[3] and later at the Kekkonen I and II Cabinet as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1950 to 1951.[4][5]

Åke Gartz
Åke Gartz.JPG
Foreign Minister of Finland
In office
17 March 1950 – 20 September 1951
Preceded byCarl Enckell
Succeeded bySakari Tuomioja
Personal details
Born9 June 1888
Helsinki
Died29 November 1974(1974-11-29) (aged 86)
Karis
OccupationCEO

Gartz was an Independent politician and did not represent any party, but was counted close to the Swedish People's Party.[6]

Gartz graduated as a Bachelor of Philosophy in 1909 and a Bachelor of Law in 1914. He received the honorary title in 1917.[7]

As Minister Gartz came from industry and employers' organizations; He was Deputy Director of A. Ahlström since 1931[7] and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Finnish Association of Employers.[8]

After his ministry, Gartz served as Envoy of Finland in Bern[9] 1951–1953 and in Bucharest and Moscow from 1953 to 1955 (1954–1955 as Ambassador).[10][11]

Åke Gartz received the honorary title of Vuorineuvos in 1940.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ https://uppslagsverket.fi/sv/view-103684-GartzAake
  3. ^ "Finnish Government - Ministers of Trade and Industry". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland - Ministers of Foreign Affairs". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Ministerin tiedot Gartz, Åke Henrik". Valtioneuvosto.
  6. ^ Esimerkiksi Widescreen.fi
  7. ^ a b Blomstedt, Yrjö (1950). Mitä Missä Milloin 1951 (in Finnish). Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 168.
  8. ^ TKK
  9. ^ Bernin suurlähetystön historia
  10. ^ Suomen edustustopäälliköt Moskovassa viitattu 2.2.2016
  11. ^ Suomen suurlähetystö Romania, Historia viitattu 2.2.2016
  12. ^ Otavan iso tietosanakirja, osa 2 (2. painos). Helsinki: Otava, 1962.
Political offices
Preceded by
Carl Enckell
Foreign Minister of Finland
1950-1951
Succeeded by
Sakari Tuomioja