Mauno Pekkala

Mauno Pekkala (27 January 1890 – 30 June 1952) was a Finnish statesman and politician who served as Prime Minister from 1946 to 1948.[1]

Mauno Pekkala
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19th Prime Minister of Finland
In office
26 March 1946 – 29 July 1948
PresidentJuho K. Paasikivi
Preceded byJuho K. Paasikivi
Succeeded byKarl-August Fagerholm
Minister of Defence
In office
17 April 1945 – 27 March 1946
Prime MinisterJuho K. Paasikivi
Preceded byVäinö Valve
Succeeded byYrjö Kallinen
Minister of Finance
In office
1 December 1939 – 22 May 1942
Prime MinisterRisto Ryti
Johan W. Rangell
Preceded byVäinö Tanner
Succeeded byVäinö Tanner
Minister of Agriculture
In office
13 December 1926 – 17 December 1927
Prime MinisterVäinö Tanner
Preceded byJuho Sunila
Succeeded bySigurd Mattsson
Personal details
Born(1890-01-27)27 January 1890
Sysmä, Finland
Died30 June 1952(1952-06-30) (aged 62)
Helsinki, Finland
Political partySocial Democratic (1927–1945)
People’s Democratic League (1945-1952)

Pekkala was a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland and member of several wartime cabinets as Minister of Finance from December 1939 to February 1942.[2] Pekkala left the party after the Continuation War.

After the war, Pekkala joined the Finnish People's Democratic League (SKDL), an alliance of communists, socialists and social democrats. He served as the Minister of Defence between April 1945 and March 1946.[3]

He was candidate in the 1950 presidential election. Pekkala also belonged to the Socialist Unity Party which worked inside the SKDL.

Mauno Pekkala was the brother of Eino Pekkala.



  1. ^ "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Finance". Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Defence". Retrieved 30 December 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Prime Minister of Finland
Succeeded by