Johan (Juho) Emil Sunila (16 August 1875 – 2 October 1936) was a Finnish politician from the Agrarian League, the managing director of the agrarian finance board, and Prime Minister of Finland in two cabinets.[2] He was born in Liminka.

Juho Sunila
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11th Prime Minister of Finland[1]
In office
21 March 1931 – 14 December 1932
PresidentPehr Evind Svinhufvud
Preceded byPehr Evind Svinhufvud
Succeeded byToivo Mikael Kivimäki
In office
17 December 1927 – 22 December 1928
PresidentLauri Kristian Relander
Preceded byVäinö Tanner
Succeeded byOskari Mantere
Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
In office
8 July 1930 – 20 October 1930
Preceded byPaavo Virkkunen
Succeeded byKyösti Kallio
Minister of Agriculture
In office
31 March 1925 – 13 December 1926
Prime MinisterAntti Tulenheimo
Kyösti Kallio
Preceded byIlmari Auer
Succeeded byMauno Pekkala
In office
14 November 1922 – 18 January 1924
Prime MinisterKyösti Kallio
Preceded byÖsten Elfving
Succeeded byÖsten Elfving
Personal details
Johan Emil Sunila

(1975-08-16)16 August 1975
Liminka, Finland
Died2 October 1936(1936-10-02) (aged 61)
Helsinki, Finland
Political partyAgrarian

After Santeri Alkio had withdrawn from the Parliament of Finland in 1922, Sunila became, in addition to Kyösti Kallio, the second of the Agrarian Party's strong members in the 1920s. Supported by the agrarian-background governor of the province of Viipuri and the President of Finland Lauri Kristian Relander, he supported productive agrarianism, where the attention of politics was concentrated mainly on making agrarianism more effective instead of widespread improvement of the countryside.

Sunila's first cabinet lasted from December 1927 to December 1928 and his second cabinet lasted from March 1931 to December 1932. Before this, Sunila had served as Minister of Agriculture in two of Kyösti Kallio's cabinets and Antti Tulenheimo's cabinet.[3]

Sunila died in Helsinki, aged 61.



  1. ^ "Governments in chronological order". Finnish government (Valtioneuvosto). Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Finland
Succeeded by
Preceded by Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
Succeeded by
Preceded by Prime Minister of Finland
Succeeded by