Jakob Westholm

Jakob Westholm (11 May 1877 in Palmse Parish (now Haljala Parish), Kreis Wierland – 9 March 1935 in Tallinn) was an Estonian educator and politician. He was a member of the I, II, III and IV Riigikogu, representing the Estonian People's Party.[1]

Jakob Westholm's grave at Rahumäe Cemetery in Tallinn.

He was not original member of I Riigikogu, but was chosen in order to replace Adam Bachmann.[1] Westholm, a teacher and headmaster, founded the Jakob Westholm Gymnasium as a private school for boys in Tallinn in 1907. The school is now a co-educational primary and secondary school and still bears his name.[2] Westholm was instrumental in helping to create the legal and foundational basis of the Estonian education system.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Juhatus ja liikmed". Riigikogu (in Estonian). Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Jakob Westholmi Gümnaasium". Jakob Westholmi Gümnaasium. Retrieved 7 March 2021.