Open main menu

Juho Kusti Paasikivi's first senate

Juho Kusti Paasikivi's first senate was the second Senate and de facto Government of independent Finland. Its time period was May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918.[1]

Two members of the Finnish Party and the Swedish Party's Alexander Frey resigned from the Government in June 1918. The Agrarian League's two senators resigned in August 1918 because of Young Finnish Party's campaign of monarchy was very active. In November 1918, following the surrender of Germany and the end of World War I, the Parliament of Finland adopted the republican form of state and the Senate of Finland was abolished and substituted officially by the new Finnish Government.

AssemblyEdit

The following table displays the Senate's composition:[1]

Senator Period of office Party
Vicechairman of the Senate
Juho Kusti Paasikivi
May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Foreign Affairs
Otto Stenroth
May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Justice
Onni Talas
May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Internal Affairs
Arthur Castrén
May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Deputy Head of the Department for Internal Affairs
Alexander Frey
May 27, 1918 – June 29, 1918 Swedish People's Party
Head of the Department for Military Affairs
Vilhelm Aleksander Thesleff
May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918 Public servant
Head of the Financial Affairs Department
Juhani Arajärvi
May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918 Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs
Emil Nestor Setälä
May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Agriculture
Kyösti Kallio
May 27, 1918 – August 17, 1918 Agrarian League
Deputy Head of the Department for Agriculture
Eero Yrjö Pehkonen
May 27, 1918 – August 17, 1918 Agrarian League
Head of the Department for Transport and Public Works
Jalmar Castrén
May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Trade and Industry
Heikki Gabriel Renvall
May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Social Affairs
Oskari Wilho Louhivuori
May 27, 1918 – June 29, 1918 Finnish Party
Head of the Food Supply Department
Hjalmar Gabriel Paloheimo
May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918 Finnish Party
Member of the Senate without portfolio
Samuli Sario
May 27, 1918 – June 29, 1918 Finnish Party

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Governments and Ministers since 1917". Finnish Government. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
Preceded by
Svinhufvud I
Senate of Finland
May 27, 1918 – November 27, 1918
Succeeded by
Ingman I